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[freenect.launch] is neither a launch file in package [freenect_launch] nor is [freenect_launch]

asked 2015-09-10 14:48:26 -0600

Ardjan gravatar image

Hello,

I am trying to get the Kinect working with ROS. I did the following:

sudo apt-get install libfreenect-dev
sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-freenect-launch

Which works perfectly fine. Then:

roslaunch freenect_launch freenect.launch

I get:

 [freenect.launch] is neither a launch file in package [freenect_launch] nor is [freenect_launch] a launch file name

Even though it installed without a problem. Can anyone help please? I am using ROS-Jade if that matters, but

sudo apt-get install ros-jade-freenect-launch

does not seem to exist.

E: Unable to locate package ros-jade-freenect-launch
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answered 2015-09-11 01:44:23 -0600

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E: Unable to locate package ros-jade-freenect-launch

Looking at ros.org/debbuild/jade.html?q=freenect and wiki.ros.org/freenect_launch, it would appear that that package just hasn't been released yet for Jade.

Even though it installed without a problem. Can anyone help please? I am using ROS-Jade if that matters, [..]

Yes, it matters. You installed freenect_launch for Indigo (ros-indigo-freenect-launch), but are trying to use it in Jade. That won't work, as the package hasn't been installed there, as you found out.

I don't use the packages, so I don't know whether this is possible (or what is holding up a Jade release), but you could try building the packages from source in a Jade catkin workspace.

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Thank you!

I feel silly now, I will uninstall and install indigo (the version of ROS doesn't really matter to me) and hopefully that will work.

Ardjan gravatar imageArdjan ( 2015-09-11 03:18:38 -0600 )edit

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