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Could not find executable running image_view from rosrun

asked 2014-07-01 21:51:48 -0500

CathIAS gravatar image

I've been using image_view to see the contents of image topics for some time, but I encountered a problem and I have no idea what the cause is. Here's what I get when trying to check an image topic:

Command I typed:

rosrun image_view image_view image:=/...(topic)

Terminal output:

[rosrun] Couldn't find executable named image_view below /opt/ros/hydro/share/image_view

[rosrun] Found the following, but they're either not files, or not executable:

[rosrun] /opt/ros/hydro/share/image_view

It shouldn't be a source problem. Many other programs can run normaly.

I would really appreciate your help. Thanks!

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answered 2014-07-02 21:15:48 -0500

Mehdi. gravatar image

If you installed it using Debian try deleting it and reinstalling it, maybe it will be the fastest way to solve your problem.

sudo apt-get remove ros-hydro-image-view

and then

sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-image-view

Otherwise delete everything called image_view manually and reinstall it using apt-get.

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Reinstalling it is indeed the fastest way to solve the problem. Thank you

CathIAS gravatar image CathIAS  ( 2014-07-02 22:40:36 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-07-02 21:32:17 -0500

dj0405 gravatar image

try the Qt GUI plugin version of image_view.

If you're using hydro:

sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-rqt-image-view

otherwise, don't forget to replace the hydro with the ros distro you're using.

Then run the executable node:

rosrun rqt_image_view rqt_image_view

At the top left corner, you can search for the image topic to listen.

For more details: rqt_image_view

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Thanks that's also a good choice

CathIAS gravatar image CathIAS  ( 2014-07-02 22:39:36 -0500 )edit

I love rqt plugins! Genius!

Kurt Leucht gravatar image Kurt Leucht  ( 2014-07-05 13:06:00 -0500 )edit

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