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catkin_make not working in indigo

asked 2014-07-23 23:56:38 -0600

jess gravatar image

I have just upgraded to ubuntu 14.4 and did sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full. I used to use hydo on 13.04 so was familiar with catkin. However when I tried to catkin_make my packages, I was told catkin_make: command not found. I have checked ros-indigo-catkin is installed.

Are we suppose to use some of the hydro packages to "bridge the gap" for now? I'm asking this also because ROS-industrial is not yet available in indigo.


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answered 2014-07-24 00:14:52 -0600

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Are you sure you've sourced the ros Indigo setup file in your shell? Try source /opt/ros/indigo/setup.bash

On my Ubuntu 14.04 machine with Indigo, catkin_make is part of the ros-indigo-catkin package, and is located in /opt/ros/indigo/bin/catkin_make

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Thanks. For some reason my .bashrc was not being run when I log in like it used to. I've just made sure it does now. Btw, do you know if moveit and ros-industrial hydro can be run with indigo?

jess gravatar image jess  ( 2014-07-24 16:50:12 -0600 )edit

I haven't used either on indigo. The build status page indicates that moveit is released: and ros_industrial is not. Indigo is pretty similar to Hydro, so you may be able to compile the hydro version of ros_industrial from source on Indigo.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-07-24 17:35:52 -0600 )edit

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