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xv_11_laser_driver build error

asked 2014-07-22 22:01:32 -0500

Rud gravatar image

Very new to ROS and Linux in general but have worked through the introductory tutorials. I followed the xv_11_laser_driver tutorial but it failed during the build.

First, a basic question: I have loaded ROS Indigo but the xv_11 tutorial is for cturtle. I did use Indigo in the rosinstall step. Is this going to be an issue? I especially wonder about the different build systems used.

The actual error statements are:

    CMake Error at /opt/ros/indigo/share/ros/core/rosbuild/public.cmake:847 (message):
  [rosboost-cfg --libs system] failed with error: Traceback (most recent call

    File "/opt/ros/indigo/bin/rosboost-cfg", line 35, in <module>
    File "/opt/ros/indigo/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosboost_cfg/", line 359, in main
      output = lflags(ver, options.lflags.split(','))
    File "/opt/ros/indigo/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosboost_cfg/", line 278, in lflags
      s += lib_flags(ver, lib) + " "
    File "/opt/ros/indigo/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosboost_cfg/", line 268, in lib_flags
      lib = find_lib(ver, name)
    File "/opt/ros/indigo/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosboost_cfg/", line 238, in find_lib
      raise BoostError('Could not locate library [%s], version %s'%(name, ver))

  rosboost_cfg.rosboost_cfg.BoostError: "Could not locate library [system],
  version (1, 54, 0, '/usr', '/usr/include', True, True)"

Call Stack (most recent call first):
  CMakeLists.txt:29 (rosbuild_link_boost)

I do not have a clue on where to start fixing this.

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answered 2014-07-23 02:57:32 -0500

ahendrix gravatar image

It looks like rosbuild is having a hard time finding the required boost libraries on Indigo.

I've filed a bug about this here:

In the meantime, you may want to look for a catkinized version of the xv11 driver, and try that on Indigo.

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The bug is fixed in the upcoming version 1.11.4 of ros-indigo-ros. Thanks for the report.

Dirk Thomas gravatar image Dirk Thomas  ( 2014-07-23 14:39:17 -0500 )edit

Thanks for the quick responses. When will 1.11.4 be available and how can I track its availability? I am a long time developer just new to ROS and Linux. Is there a patch I can do to make the build work, i.e. change where the script is looking for ros-boost? I will look for it but...

Rud gravatar image Rud  ( 2014-07-23 16:35:52 -0500 )edit

You will find the patch in the ticket reference above (actually in this pull request: ).

Dirk Thomas gravatar image Dirk Thomas  ( 2014-07-23 17:15:17 -0500 )edit

The Debian package build progress can be tracked here: Usually it takes a day to rebuild and being available in ros-shadow-fixed. When ever it is synced to public an email is send to the ros-users mailing list. It might take several days (sometimes even longer if some packages are building successfully).

Dirk Thomas gravatar image Dirk Thomas  ( 2014-07-23 17:17:09 -0500 )edit

Again, appreciate the quick response. I got it to build and, following the rest of the tutorial, can see my office in rviz!

Rud gravatar image Rud  ( 2014-07-24 00:25:06 -0500 )edit

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