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catkin_make, invoking CMake error in Raspberry pi 2

asked 2015-07-06 23:37:58 -0600

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updated 2015-07-07 02:37:03 -0600

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I just installed ROS indigo on my raspberry pi 2 (with the most recent version of Raspbian). I followed installration guide at ROS wiki. ( )

After all installation steps, except '3.1 Updating the workspace' chapter, I saw that my turtle moved by my arrow keys.

However, when I tried to use 'catkin_make' command at my catkin workspace folder, CMake error occured. Following is the error message.

CMake Error at catkin/cmake/catkin_workspace.cmake:95 (message):
This workspace contains non-catkin packages in it, and catkin cannot build a non-homogeneous workspace without isolation. Try the 'catkin_make_isolated' command instead.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
 CmakeLists.txt:63 (catkin_workspace)

--Configuring incomplete, errors occured!
Inovking "cmake" failed

One of my college succesfully built catkin workspace with 'catkin_make' command, but he don't remember how he done that.

Do I have to use catkin_make_isolated command instead of catkim_make all the time, while I use ROS at Raspberry pi2 with raspbian? I'm not familiar with Linux, so it would be great thanks to teach me why does this cmake error happen.

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Self simple answering. 'orocos_kdl' and 'python_orocos_kdl' packages are plane cmake packages. Therefore, catkin_make command couldn't build them and gave me error message.

Additional question at here. Do I need these packages? Where do they come from? Are they necessary packages for ros-comm?

Skunk_works gravatar image Skunk_works  ( 2015-07-07 04:48:19 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-07-07 05:18:09 -0600

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You can solve this by moving the non catkin packages into a folder on their own and installting them. Then you can use catkin_make for the rest of the ROS stuff


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What is a non catkin package? How can I find them?

amadojoao gravatar image amadojoao  ( 2019-10-14 12:52:04 -0600 )edit

how can i find non-catkin packages?

dharmendra gravatar image dharmendra  ( 2020-04-26 02:13:43 -0600 )edit

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