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asked 2014-08-11 14:05:18 -0500

Naz gravatar image

I am looking for the Pseudoranges from the Satellite to the GPS receiver mounted on the Husky robot. I thought maybe I could find them logged in the message which has the data type "nmea_msgs/Sentence" however when I use :

rosmsg show nmea_msgs/Sentence

I get this error : Unable to load msg [nmea_msgs/Sentence] : Cannot locate message [Sentence]: unknown package [nmea_msgs] on search path ................ and the error goes on

Any clue why is this happening ? , rosmsg show is working find with all other message types

Thanks in advance,


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answered 2014-08-11 15:17:44 -0500

tfoote gravatar image

nmea_msgs appears to only be available for hydro and newer:

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Does that mean I will not be able to comprehend message with datatype Sentence (from package nmea_msgs) ? . Does this mean my only option would be migrating to hydro from fuerte ? Is there any way around it ?

Naz gravatar image Naz  ( 2014-08-12 14:59:35 -0500 )edit

You can likely install it from source into your workspace.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2014-09-22 19:29:31 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-08-11 14:14:50 -0500

Murilo F. M. gravatar image

Try installing the nmea_msgs package: sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-nmea-msgs (assuming you're running ROS Hydro and Ubuntu).

Having said that, with the command you're trying to run you'll only be able to see the message specification, and I can anticipate that the nmea sentence is of type "string".

I hope it helps.

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I will try to install it and check if it works...I am actually running fuerte and Ubuntu would the command be :

sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-nmea-msgs ?

I get this error

E: Unable to locate package ros-fuerte-nmea-msgs



Naz gravatar image Naz  ( 2014-08-11 14:37:33 -0500 )edit

Thanks for your help

Science gravatar image Science  ( 2014-11-12 21:21:44 -0500 )edit

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