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Why can't ros_pcl detect my pcl headers when building?

asked 2015-12-19 20:36:24 -0500

Sebastian gravatar image

updated 2015-12-19 20:39:06 -0500

I am using raspberry pi and building pcl_ros from source.

I already downloaded, built and installed pcl. I believe it is installed, since there are cmake files in /usr/local/share/pcl-1.7

When I run the command:

sudo ./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated --install -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release --pkg pcl_ros --install-space /opt/ros/indigo

I get the following error message:

/home/pi/catkin_ws/src/perception_pcl/pcl_ros/src/pcl_ros/surface/convex_hull.cpp:40:37: fatal error: pcl/surface/convex_hull.h: No such file or directory
CMakeFiles/pcl_ros_features.dir/build.make:54: recipe for target 'CMakeFiles/pcl_ros_features.dir/src/pcl_ros/features/feature.cpp.o' failed

I also know that ~/pcl-pcl-1.7.2/ surface/include/pcl/surface/convex_hull.h exists.

I followed these instructions when building pcl from source.

Anyone know what might cause this problem?

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You probably have not fully built pcl because of some missing dependencies. Check if surface/convex_hull.h exist in /usr/local/include/pcl-1.7/pcl. Can you paste the output of the "cmake .." call

Humpelstilzchen gravatar image Humpelstilzchen  ( 2015-12-21 01:30:25 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-12-30 16:13:34 -0500

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updated 2015-12-30 16:13:50 -0500

I just copied the missing .h file from ~/pcl-pcl-1.7.2/ to /usr/local/include/pcl-1.7/pcl/surface/convex_hull.h

Apparently just one file was not installed. Might be a mistake in the pcl source. Not sure what else might have caused it.

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Nice! You should open a ticket in PCL ( https://github.com/PointCloudLibrary/pcl )

paulbovbel gravatar image paulbovbel  ( 2016-01-10 18:57:16 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-12-28 07:36:27 -0500

paulbovbel gravatar image

When the pcl_ros CMakeLists pulls in pcl (via find_package), it does not know to look in ~/pcl-* for your PCL headers.

One approach would be to install PCL by running sudo make install wherever you had built it from source.

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If he has /usr/local/share/pcl-1.7 then there is a high chance he already did execute make install..

Humpelstilzchen gravatar image Humpelstilzchen  ( 2015-12-28 08:45:24 -0500 )edit

I did run sudo make install. See my answer.

Sebastian gravatar image Sebastian  ( 2015-12-30 16:10:53 -0500 )edit

Missed that, my bad

paulbovbel gravatar image paulbovbel  ( 2016-01-10 18:57:59 -0500 )edit

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