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Cannot view image using image_view on ubuntu 14.04

asked 2014-10-14 10:01:37 -0500

takb gravatar image

I have ros indigo installed on ubuntu 14.04. When I run the command

rosrun image_view image_view image:=/cam1/image_raw

I get the error

/opt/ros/indigo/lib/image_view/image_view: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

How do I get past this ?

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answered 2014-10-14 15:58:06 -0500

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It looks like image_view is trying to load an old library. Are you sure all of your packages are up to date?


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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answered 2014-10-15 03:38:37 -0500

takb gravatar image

I had to manually install the various codec files. Used the solution given here

It works fine now.

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That is wrong. You should NEVER have to manually install libraries that a binary ROS package depends on. It indicates that either your apt sources are set up incorrectly, your packages are out of date, or there's a bug in image_view.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-10-15 11:03:47 -0500 )edit

Did you try to do a dist-upgrade before installing packages manually?

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-10-15 11:04:16 -0500 )edit

Yes. I tried dist-upgrade but that didn't help. I am pretty sure the problem isn't with ROS, since I niticed that opencv had also begun to show the same error.

takb gravatar image takb  ( 2014-10-15 12:09:30 -0500 )edit

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