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Unable to locate package ros-groovy-openni2-launch

asked 2016-02-04 20:39:08 -0600

joe.s gravatar image

i'm trying to install and use my Xtion camera with Ubuntu 12.04 ROS Groovy. This is a fresh install. I should be install the openni2 package using
sudo apt-get install -f ros-groovy-openni2-launch ... right? But, I'm getting this message

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package ros-groovy-openni2-launch enter code here

I've attempted installing following the directions here: by replacing 'hydra' with 'groovy'. No luck.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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answered 2016-02-05 05:02:51 -0600

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updated 2016-02-05 05:04:31 -0600

I should be install the openni2 package using sudo apt-get install -f ros-groovy-openni2-launch ... right?

No, as according to debbuild/groovy.html?q=openni, that particular package was never released into Groovy. Only the openni2_camera package was (see the deb on here fi). The wiki page also shows this: notice the Released, Continuous integration and Documented badges on the Hydro, Indigo and Jade pages, but only the Documented one on the Groovy page.

As to options: you could try to see whether you can build the package from source in a Groovy catkin workspace. Probably best to checkout the groovy-devel branch. It's just a set of launch files, so it could work.

Alternatively, try to build all openni2 packages from source, using the hydro-devel branch. That will probably be a bit more involved, as things might have changed between Groovy and Hydro in an incompatible way.

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What's not so fun is that I'm also having trouble with the Asus Xtion and openni2 in Hydro. I'm getting this error: [ERROR] [140934478.275581907]: Unsupported color video mode - Resolution: 640x480 30Hz Format:RGB888 ...
basically what this guy is seeing:

joe.s gravatar imagejoe.s ( 2016-02-05 08:50:31 -0600 )edit

But, since I don't want to upgrade to Indigo at this time... I'm going to keep looking (and post another thread)

joe.s gravatar imagejoe.s ( 2016-02-05 08:51:14 -0600 )edit

I'm afraid I can't help you with the Xtion issue. Opening a new question would seem to be a good idea, yes.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2016-02-05 09:00:59 -0600 )edit

thanks. on its way now.

joe.s gravatar imagejoe.s ( 2016-02-05 09:13:22 -0600 )edit

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