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CMake Error: Unknown CMake command "add_message_files". [closed]

asked 2014-07-17 19:47:50 -0500

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catkin_make --force-cmake 
Base path: /home/jackcviers/Development/ros_piksi_ws
Source space: /home/jackcviers/Development/ros_piksi_ws/src
Build space: /home/jackcviers/Development/ros_piksi_ws/build
Devel space: /home/jackcviers/Development/ros_piksi_ws/devel
Install space: /home/jackcviers/Development/ros_piksi_ws/install
#### Running command: "cmake /home/jackcviers/Development/ros_piksi_ws/src -        DCATKIN_DEVEL_PREFIX=/home/jackcviers/Development/ros_piksi_ws/devel -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/home/jackcviers/Development/ros_piksi_ws/install" in    "/home/jackcviers/Development/ros_piksi_ws/build"
-- Using CATKIN_DEVEL_PREFIX: /home/jackcviers/Development/ros_piksi_ws/devel
-- Using CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH: /opt/ros/hydro
-- This workspace overlays: /opt/ros/hydro
-- Using PYTHON_EXECUTABLE: /usr/bin/python
-- Python version: 2.7
-- Using Debian Python package layout
-- Call enable_testing()
-- Using CATKIN_TEST_RESULTS_DIR: /home/jackcviers/Development/ros_piksi_ws/build/test_results
-- Found gtest sources under '/usr/src/gtest': gtests will be built
-- catkin 0.5.88
-- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-- ~~  traversing 2 packages in topological order:
-- ~~  - piksi_sensor_msgs
-- ~~  - piksi_driver
-- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-- +++ processing catkin package: 'piksi_sensor_msgs'
-- ==> add_subdirectory(piksi_sensor_msgs)
CMake Error at piksi_sensor_msgs/CMakeLists.txt:47 (add_message_files):
  Unknown CMake command "add_message_files".

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
Invoking "cmake" failed

-- Relevant CMakeLists.txt:

OS: Ubuntu 13.04

ROS: Hydro

Any ideas what is causing this issue? I'd love to show you the cmake file, but for some reason it thinks I'm trying to post a link if I do and I don't have enough karma...

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by ahendrix
close date 2018-06-13 11:43:21.326263


Hi, this is off topic but I have been searching the forum for solutions for using piksi with ROS. So far I have not been able to find much. It looks as though that is what you are working on here? Did you ever get it to work. Would really appreciate some help with this.

K7 gravatar image K7  ( 2015-11-03 14:26:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-07-17 20:08:08 -0500

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updated 2014-07-17 20:08:21 -0500

You need to add the message_generation package to your find_package call if you wish to generate messages.

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Thank you so much!

jackcviers gravatar image jackcviers  ( 2014-07-17 20:09:43 -0500 )edit

Hello, I have added the message generation to the find_package as : find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMONENTS roscpp rospy std_msgs genmsg), but it keep telling me that add_message_files() directory not found

WaliD gravatar image WaliD  ( 2018-06-12 08:09:34 -0500 )edit

@WaliD it sounds like you have a different problem. Please ask a new question.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2018-06-12 16:11:34 -0500 )edit

@ahendrix I have the same error, when I enter the command catkin_make in order to compile the talker and the listener it tells me that add_message_files() directory not found. I have already added the message generation to find_package, but it tells me the same error

WaliD gravatar image WaliD  ( 2018-06-13 03:15:50 -0500 )edit

The OP was Unknown CMake command "add_message_files"., your error is different. Please ask a new question.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2018-06-13 11:43:06 -0500 )edit

It is the same error I said, but I have solved the problem: I forget to add the message_generation to the file "package.xml". Thank you

WaliD gravatar image WaliD  ( 2018-06-13 11:54:16 -0500 )edit

@WaliD Hi, Could you please tell me, how did you add 'message_generation' to 'package.xml' and where. any sample, please. Thanks.

Ashkr gravatar image Ashkr  ( 2020-06-04 01:29:35 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-07-17 19:52:37 -0500

DevonW gravatar image

Have you done

find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS)?

The command add_message_files is defined in the catkin include

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Indeed, find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS roscpp rospy std_msgs )

jackcviers gravatar image jackcviers  ( 2014-07-17 19:57:47 -0500 )edit

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