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Building cob_people_perception with catkin_make

asked 2015-06-17 12:27:37 -0500

updated 2015-06-17 14:22:11 -0500

Hi y'all,

I am trying to do face detection and position measurement with the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. I have successfully calibrated the kinect camera and I need to port cob_people_perception over to my kinect v2 but while running catkin_make, I stumbled upon the following error:

-- +++ processing catkin package: 'cob_people_tracking_filter'
-- ==> add_subdirectory(cob_people_perception/cob_people_tracking_filter)
-- Using these message generators: gencpp;genlisp;genpy
CMake Error at /opt/ros/indigo/share/catkin/cmake/catkinConfig.cmake:75 (find_package):
  Could not find a package configuration file provided by
  "cob_perception_msgs" with any of the following names:


  Add the installation prefix of "cob_perception_msgs" to CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH
  or set "cob_perception_msgs_DIR" to a directory containing one of the above
  files.  If "cob_perception_msgs" provides a separate development package or
  SDK, be sure it has been installed.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  cob_people_perception/cob_people_tracking_filter/CMakeLists.txt:20 (find_package)

I'm wondering what I am missing?

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answered 2015-06-18 15:25:05 -0500

Curiosa & curiosa.

I cloned cob_perception_common as in git clone, cloned cob_common, cd'ed into the respective folders and did catkin_ws$ rosdep install -r --from-paths . for each folder cloned before doing catkin_make -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE="Release"and everything was honky-dory.

I wish there was a detailed file that explicitly explained the installation process. Hope this helps someone someday.


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Instead of duplicating these instruction in the README of every package the documentation is in the ROS wiki:

Dirk Thomas gravatar image Dirk Thomas  ( 2015-06-18 15:47:49 -0500 )edit

Also: @lakehanne: this really points to a missing dependency declaration in the package.xml of cob_people_perception or one of its dependencies. Have you reported the issue?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2015-06-19 01:26:53 -0500 )edit

Yes, I have. Thank you! Just a question I have. I am using the code with Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. I tried roslaunch openni2_launch openni2.launch but I kept running into

process[camera_base_link3-13]: started with pid [12958]

lakehanne gravatar image lakehanne  ( 2015-06-19 11:40:08 -0500 )edit

Thanks, this made my day !!!!

James7 gravatar image James7  ( 2017-02-16 11:52:15 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-06-17 12:47:27 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

I'm wondering what I am missiong?

Have you made sure to install all dependencies before trying to build cob_people_perception?

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The documentation on the webpage mentioned no dependency. Can you list them out for me? Thank you!

lakehanne gravatar image lakehanne  ( 2015-06-17 13:05:08 -0500 )edit

You can easily do it yourself: rosdep install --from-paths /path/to/your/catkin_ws/src --ignore-src (after having sourced the correct setup.bash).

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2015-06-17 13:25:11 -0500 )edit

Also: which webpage? If I look at wiki/cob_people_perception, under Dependencies (to the right of the Package Summary), it lists a number of packages.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2015-06-17 13:27:06 -0500 )edit

Thank you! I did rosdep install --from-paths . from $catkin_ws/src and ot seemed to skip past the earlier error spot. However, I have a new one here:

Could not find messages which '/home/catkin_ws/devel/share/cob_people_detection/msg/getDetectionsAction.msg' depends on.

lakehanne gravatar image lakehanne  ( 2015-06-17 14:06:49 -0500 )edit

That sounds like an issue with the CMakeLists.txt of cob_people_detection. You might want to log an issue on their issue tracker.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2015-06-17 14:41:56 -0500 )edit

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