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Cannot build hector_localization

asked 2015-08-11 03:33:56 -0500

psprox96 gravatar image

Hi all!

I'm trying to use pose estimation in the hector_localization package but I encounter problems during catkin_make.

CMake Error at /opt/ros/groovy/share/catkin/cmake/catkinConfig.cmake:75 (find_package):
  Could not find a configuration file for package geographic_msgs.

  Set geographic_msgs_DIR to the directory containing a CMake configuration
  file for geographic_msgs.  The file will have one of the following names:


Call Stack (most recent call first):
  hector_localization/hector_pose_estimation_core/CMakeLists.txt:7 (find_package)

Anybody got any solutions?


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answered 2015-08-11 03:40:14 -0500

updated 2015-08-11 04:29:15 -0500

This means the geographic_msgs package is missing from your workspace. The easiest way to install is (assuming you're on indigo):

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-geographic-msgs

/edit: If you cannot install via package manager, you should try adding the a source version directly to your workspace. There is a "groovy" branch available: . The most simple option is to just copy the package into you workspace, the recommended approach would be using wstool however (see here).

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Hi there! I suspected that too. I'm using Groovy, but sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-geographic-msgs cannot be found. Any way else I can do?

psprox96 gravatar image psprox96  ( 2015-08-11 04:10:11 -0500 )edit

Yes, I updated the answer.

Stefan Kohlbrecher gravatar image Stefan Kohlbrecher  ( 2015-08-11 04:29:26 -0500 )edit

Thanks! I got it. I need to create a rosbuild_ws and rosmake geographic_info and afterwards, put the same packages in catkin_ws and catkin_make again. ^^

psprox96 gravatar image psprox96  ( 2015-08-11 11:44:08 -0500 )edit

Thank you ! ... I had the same issue ... I couldn't fix it using geographic-info ... It only worked using the apt command above.

Wafaay gravatar image Wafaay  ( 2017-03-18 12:59:06 -0500 )edit

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