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no matching function for call to 'fromMsg(geometry_msgs::TransformStamped_<std::allocator<void> >::_transform_type, tf2::Transform&)' tf2::fromMsg(buffer.lookupTransform(targetFrame, sourceFrame, time).transform, targetFrameTrans);

asked 2015-06-17 04:01:51 -0600

Dben gravatar image

updated 2015-06-17 09:11:39 -0600

Tom Moore gravatar image


I am currently trying to cross compile the robot-localization package for a custom made OS with yocto. I managed to cross compile the other dependencies but I got a problem with this one.

I did 2 modifications in the CMakelists.txt from origin, you can see mine here

During compilation, it stops at 70%. I think there is a problem with the tf2-geometry-msgs library. It is included but the issue is in the fromMsg method.

[ 70%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/ros_filter_utilities.dir/src/ros_filter_utilities.cpp.o

/home/david/Documents/NEOCORTEX-OS/build/tmp/work/armv6-vfp-poky-linux-gnueabi/robot-localization/2.2.1-r0/robot_localization-2.2.1/src/ros_filter_utilities.cpp: In function 'bool RobotLocalization::RosFilterUtilities::lookupTransformSafe(const tf2_ros::Buffer&, const string&, const string&, const ros::Time&, tf2::Transform&)':

/home/david/Documents/NEOCORTEX-OS/build/tmp/work/armv6-vfp-poky-linux-gnueabi/robot-localization/2.2.1-r0/robot_localization-2.2.1/src/ros_filter_utilities.cpp:80:104: error: no matching function for call to 'fromMsg(geometry_msgs::TransformStamped_<std::allocator<void> >::_transform_type, tf2::Transform&)'
     tf2::fromMsg(buffer.lookupTransform(targetFrame, sourceFrame, time).transform, targetFrameTrans);
/home/david/Documents/NEOCORTEX-OS/build/tmp/work/armv6-vfp-poky-linux-gnueabi/robot-localization/2.2.1-r0/robot_localization-2.2.1/src/ros_filter_utilities.cpp:80:104: note: candidates are:
In file included from /home/david/Documents/NEOCORTEX-OS/build/tmp/work/armv6-vfp-poky-linux-gnueabi/robot-localization/2.2.1-r0/robot_localization-2.2.1/src/ros_filter_utilities.cpp:36:0:


make: *** [all] Error 2
ERROR: oe_runmake failed
WARNING: exit code 1 from a shell command.

In the cpp file

 tf2::fromMsg(buffer.lookupTransform(targetFrame, sourceFrame, time).transform, targetFrameTrans);


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answered 2015-06-17 09:21:46 -0600

Tom Moore gravatar image

updated 2015-06-17 09:23:43 -0600

Are you certain you're using the latest release of the tf2_geometry_msgs package (0.5.11)? The method that it's looking for is here. If you're building from source, look at the file tf2_geometry_msgs/include/tf2_geometry_msgs/tf2_geometry_msgs.h and make sure you see that method.

EDIT: Also, you shouldn't need to modify the CMakeLists.txt file. I've compiled robot_localization on an ARM board (an ODROID U3) and it builds fine.

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answered 2015-06-19 04:52:53 -0600

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Hello, you're completely right, I updated tf2_geometry_msgs to 0.5.11 and it compiling perfectly.

Nevertheless, I still have some concern about the CMakeLists.txt

CMake Error at /home/david/Documents/NEOCORTEX-OS/build/tmp/sysroots/raspberrypi/opt/ros/indigo/share/catkin/cmake/test/tests.cmake:17 (message):
catkin_add_gtest() is not available when tests are not enabled.  The CMake
code should only use it inside a conditional block which checks that testing is enabled:


And in your package, in all branches,

# Filter base unit tests
catkin_add_gtest(filter_base-test test/test_filter_base.cpp)
target_link_libraries(filter_base-test filter_base ${catkin_LIBRARIES})


Pushing the 2 firsts lines under the last one resolves the problem.

You made it on an ODROID, it should be similar for the Raspi then. If it can help, I use catkin 0.6.14 and Yocto 1.6 Dora.

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Good find. I'll add an issue for it. Strangely, it doesn't cause any problems on my system(s).

Tom Moore gravatar image Tom Moore  ( 2015-06-20 11:09:14 -0600 )edit

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