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How can I run ros-indigo-husky-desktop on Jade?

asked 2016-01-21 06:40:31 -0500

Paulo123 gravatar image

updated 2016-01-21 09:52:30 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

Hi all,

I have installed ROS Jade on Ubuntu, and I faced the problem on this tutorial: .

$ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-husky-desktop

command works fine, but

$ roslaunch husky_viz view_robot.launch

generates the following problem:

[view_robot.launch] is neither a launch file in package [husky_viz] nor is [husky_viz] a launch file name
The traceback for the exception was written to the log file

I would be grateful for your help.


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answered 2016-01-21 09:53:42 -0500

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You cannot install packages under Indigo and then try to use them in Jade. Those are two separate ROS distributions.

You'll have to ask the maintainers of the ros-indigo-husky-* packages to release them into Jade, or try to build them from source in a catkin workspace.

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I'll ping the maintainer. Is there a reason for using Jade?

tonybaltovski gravatar image tonybaltovski  ( 2016-01-21 19:56:04 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-01-21 09:54:49 -0500

If you really run ROS Jade on your machine, you installed the husky-desktop package for the wrong ROS distro (Indigo). It thus isn't surprising it's not found in your Jade workspace. You probably want to try

sudo apt-get install ros-jade-husky-desktop

I'm not sure if that is available for Jade already, though.

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