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topic_tools is not working

asked 2014-12-10 06:30:01 -0500

mark_vision gravatar image

Hi all, I want to use topic_tools to have a RPY representation of Quaternions. I installed the package but it semms that topic_tools does not contain the transform package. I have Hydro + Ubuntu 12.04

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Could you plz state what is not working (error message, command you attempted to run, or something)...

Wolf gravatar image Wolf  ( 2014-12-10 07:11:44 -0500 )edit

The error is just there's no executable. So if I run rosrun topic_tools transform <some parameters> it says could not find executable. The list of executables include : mux_<something>, relay, throttle and drop

mark_vision gravatar image mark_vision  ( 2014-12-10 07:21:15 -0500 )edit

Ok, just checked, the issue is valid for my system, too;) running hydro on Ubuntu 12.04; no "transform" executable in the anywhere ros installation folder /opt/ros/hydro while throttle, mux, relay etc. are there in /opt/ros/hydro/lib/topic_tools folder

Wolf gravatar image Wolf  ( 2014-12-10 10:10:22 -0500 )edit

It appears the transform tool was added in commit ede12dbb on the indigo-devel branch. You could try building the indigo-devel branch of ros_comm in your workspace to try and add this functionality to Hydro.

jarvisschultz gravatar image jarvisschultz  ( 2014-12-10 11:48:45 -0500 )edit

Ok, is it then correct that transform is still shown in the wiki, even if I switch to hydro doc (

Wolf gravatar image Wolf  ( 2014-12-11 01:19:13 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-12-11 01:20:32 -0500

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As @jarvisschultz stated in the comment transform tool was first added to the indigo-devel branch, therefore is not available under ROS hydro and previous versions....

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Then, whoever has the power to change the page, please remove the wrong switches

mark_vision gravatar image mark_vision  ( 2015-01-12 09:47:04 -0500 )edit

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