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There is no move_base node in move_base package

asked 2015-04-14 03:06:53 -0500

Dio Eraclea gravatar image

Hi! I am trying to launch move_base, but I am getting such messages:

  1. when launching it through launch file:
    ERROR: cannot launch node of type [move_base/move_base]: can't locate node [move_base] in package [move_base]
  2. when launching it by rosrun:
    [rosrun] Couldn't find executable named move_base below /opt/ros/indigo/share/move_base [rosrun] Found the following, but they're either not files, [rosrun] or not executable: [rosrun] /opt/ros/indigo/share/move_base The system sees the package move_base, but there is no nodes in it. Other packages and nodes of navigation stack work fine. I use Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine with ROS Indigo. I installed navigation stack with sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-navigation. My ROS_PACKAGE_PATH is /home/viki/catkin_ws/src:/opt/ros/indigo/share:/opt/ros/indigo/stacks I am very new to ROS, so I have no idea what caused the problem. Please, help me!
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answered 2015-04-14 11:34:25 -0500

marguedas gravatar image

It's not an answer but comment don't seem to work these days :s. Here are some leads to explore:

Can you see move base in the list when you run ls /opt/ros/indigo/lib/move_base/ ?
If not, this means that move base has not been properly installed. So try: sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-move-base
then you should see move base in /opt/ros/indigo/lib/move_base/ If yes, run rospack profile to update you package list and then you can try to run your node move_base again.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks for your answer! I can see move base in those folders. Actually, I fixed the problem, it was in the wrong settings in catkin workspace. After I reset the workspace and modified ROS_PACKAGE_PATH, all was working

Dio Eraclea gravatar image Dio Eraclea  ( 2015-04-16 05:34:14 -0500 )edit

hello! I met the same problem, can you tell me, what exactly do you do?

wanglan gravatar image wanglan  ( 2015-09-22 06:53:50 -0500 )edit

Actually, I do not remember exactly what I did. After that problem I reinstalled Ubuntu several times on different machines and I never got this problem again. I think, that you should look at setting catkin workspace tutorial on roswiki

Dio Eraclea gravatar image Dio Eraclea  ( 2015-09-29 01:38:59 -0500 )edit

I had a similar problem where move_base was not installed (if in doubt type "rospack find move_base" into terminal and it should return the file path if its installed). Running "sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-move-base" fixed the problem for me.

M@t gravatar image M@t  ( 2016-05-23 22:17:47 -0500 )edit

Thanks. I am ok, so i did't buld node "move_base"

Mr Tai gravatar image Mr Tai  ( 2021-04-07 02:43:17 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-06-07 10:23:03 -0500

wuming gravatar image

Running "sudo cp /opt/ros/indigo/lib/move_base/move_base /opt/ros/indigo/share/move_base" fixed the problem for me.

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Confirmed. Had the same problem in kinetic and this fixed it! (replacing indigo with kinetic)

matwilso gravatar image matwilso  ( 2017-10-07 23:46:45 -0500 )edit

does not work for me. but having same problem

hassamsheikh1 gravatar image hassamsheikh1  ( 2018-11-12 18:02:33 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-03-17 11:53:30 -0500

Deepak63 gravatar image

Thanks to all replies. They were valuable for me to understand the problem. Initially on noticing missing move_base package, i copied move_base folders mindlessly with out trying "sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-move-base" command first.

IThen, I deleted existing move_base folders in /opt/ros/indigo/lib, opt/ros/indigo/include, opt/ros/indigo/share folders and tried "sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-move-base". This prompted me that i have latest version of ros-indigo-move-base already installed. So i tried, "sudo apt-get install --reinstall ros-indigo-move-base" and this worked for me.

The problem may be because the paths may not be provided properly between lib and share folders and reinstalling set it.

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answered 2016-12-27 17:02:33 -0500

I also got an ERROR saying there is no move_base/move_base to launch. I found move_base (both the package folder AND executable) in /opt/ros/kinetic/lib/ There were also move_base folders in catkin_ws/devel/lib/ and catkin_ws/devel/share/ However, these catkin_ws move_base folders were empty or incomplete due to a bad build or an incomplete build that I had attempted initially. The problem was caused by not cleaning up a bad build in my catkin_ws directories. I deleted move_base folders from catkin_ws/devel/ lib and share, along with many other navigation related directories that should not have been there. I then could launch move_base.launch

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