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rqt --list-plugins is empty even though I have some installed

asked 2014-09-08 16:36:15 -0500

scpeters gravatar image

I have installed ros-indigo-rqt-common-plugins, but when I run rqt --list-plugins, it does not show anything. What is the problem?

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I know the answer and am in the process of posting it. I didn't see a good place to add this to the ROS wiki, so I'm posting it here.

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answered 2014-09-08 16:37:53 -0500

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My rqt configuration file in ~/.config/ros.org/rqt_gui.ini was out-dated, possibly because I upgraded my machine to trusty instead of doing a clean install. I deleted the old configuration file, and that fixed the problem.

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+1. Btw did you try with the option like $ rqt --force-discover as suggested in the tutorial?

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2014-09-08 19:13:19 -0500 )edit

That tutorial is titled "Create your new rqt plugin", so I didn't read it. I was just trying to use rqt_plot and none of the plugins were showing up.

scpeters gravatar image scpeters  ( 2014-09-08 19:35:49 -0500 )edit

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