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add_message_files() directory not found

asked 2016-05-07 11:19:48 -0500

cicimotl@gmail.com gravatar image

updated 2017-03-23 02:43:28 -0500

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I recently installed ROS indigo and following the tutorial to get to know ROS. However, error occurred after catkin_make. I have also included the log files. Please help me out let me know how to fix this!! Appreciate it!!


The error:

Base path: /home/ciara/catkin_ws
Source space: /home/ciara/catkin_ws/src
Build space: /home/ciara/catkin_ws/build
Devel space: /home/ciara/catkin_ws/devel
Install space: /home/ciara/catkin_ws/install

####
#### Running command: "make cmake_check_build_system" in "/home/ciara/catkin_ws/build"
####
-- Using CATKIN_DEVEL_PREFIX: /home/ciara/catkin_ws/devel
-- Using CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH: /opt/ros/indigo
-- This workspace overlays: /opt/ros/indigo
-- Using PYTHON_EXECUTABLE: /usr/bin/python
-- Using Debian Python package layout
-- Using empy: /usr/bin/empy
-- Using CATKIN_ENABLE_TESTING: ON
-- Call enable_testing()
-- Using CATKIN_TEST_RESULTS_DIR: /home/ciara/catkin_ws/build/test_results
-- Found gtest sources under '/usr/src/gtest': gtests will be built
-- Using Python nosetests: /usr/bin/nosetests-2.7
-- catkin 0.6.18
-- BUILD_SHARED_LIBS is on
-- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-- ~~  traversing 1 packages in topological order:
-- ~~  - beginner_tutorials
-- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-- +++ processing catkin package: 'beginner_tutorials'
-- ==> add_subdirectory(beginner_tutorials)
-- Using these message generators: gencpp;genlisp;genpy
CMake Error at /opt/ros/indigo/share/genmsg/cmake/genmsg-extras.cmake:94 (message):
  add_message_files() directory not found:
  /home/ciara/catkin_ws/src/beginner_tutorials/msg
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  beginner_tutorials/CMakeLists.txt:13 (add_message_files)

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "/home/ciara/catkin_ws/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
See also "/home/ciara/catkin_ws/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log".
make: *** [cmake_check_build_system] Error 1
Invoking "make cmake_check_build_system" failed
Base path: /home/ciara/catkin_ws
Source space: /home/ciara/catkin_ws/src
Build space: /home/ciara/catkin_ws/build
Devel space: /home/ciara/catkin_ws/devel
Install space: /home/ciara/catkin_ws/install
####
#### Running command: "make cmake_check_build_system" in "/home/ciara/catkin_ws/build"
####
-- Using CATKIN_DEVEL_PREFIX: /home/ciara/catkin_ws/devel
-- Using CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH: /opt/ros/indigo
-- This workspace overlays: /opt/ros/indigo
-- Using PYTHON_EXECUTABLE: /usr/bin/python
-- Using Debian Python package layout
-- Using empy: /usr/bin/empy
-- Using CATKIN_ENABLE_TESTING: ON
-- Call enable_testing()
-- Using CATKIN_TEST_RESULTS_DIR: /home/ciara/catkin_ws/build/test_results
-- Found gtest sources under '/usr/src/gtest': gtests will be built
-- Using Python nosetests: /usr/bin/nosetests-2.7
-- catkin 0.6.18
-- BUILD_SHARED_LIBS is on
-- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-- ~~  traversing 1 packages in topological order:
-- ~~  - beginner_tutorials
-- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
-- +++ processing catkin package: 'beginner_tutorials'
-- ==> add_subdirectory(beginner_tutorials)
-- Using these message generators: gencpp;genlisp;genpy
CMake Error at /opt/ros/indigo/share/genmsg/cmake/genmsg-extras.cmake:94 (message):
  add_message_files() directory not found:
  /home/ciara/catkin_ws/src/beginner_tutorials/msg
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  beginner_tutorials/CMakeLists.txt:13 (add_message_files)

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "/home/ciara/catkin_ws/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
See also "/home/ciara/catkin_ws/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log".
make: *** [cmake_check_build_system] Error 1
Invoking "make cmake_check_build_system" failed

My CMakelists.txt:

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8.3)
project(beginner_tutorials)

# Find catkin and any catkin packages
find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS
  roscpp
  rospy
  std_msgs
  genmsg
)

## Declare ROS messages and services
add_message_files(DIRECTORY msg FILES Num.msg)
add_service_files(DIRECTORY srv FILES AddTwoInts.srv)

## Generate added messages and services with any dependencies listed here
 generate_messages(
   DEPENDENCIES
   std_msgs
 )

catkin_package()

include_directories(include ${catkin_INCLUDE_DIRS})

add_executable(talker src/talker.cpp)
target_link_libraries(talker ${catkin_LIBRARIES})
add_dependencies(talker beginner_tutorials_generate_messages_cpp)

add_executable(listener src/listener.cpp)
target_link_libraries(listener ${catkin_LIBRARIES ...
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Can you run find * in your beginner_tutorials and post that too? Does msg/Num.msg exist?

lucasw gravatar imagelucasw ( 2016-05-07 22:29:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-05-08 05:50:54 -0500

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updated 2016-05-08 05:51:53 -0500

Did you notice the error "add_message_files() directory not found" ? I think the paramemer "msg" in the function add_message_files() may be error, or there is no file msg/Num.msg. In the other way, maybe your msg file's name is wrong, please check it. By the way, I ever made this stupid error.

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By the way, please learn to read the output of building in patience, though it is so long.

Fighting_bird gravatar imageFighting_bird ( 2016-05-08 05:56:07 -0500 )edit
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answered 2016-05-08 23:11:01 -0500

cicimotl@gmail.com gravatar image

I fixed the problem by commenting out the following lines then it compiles just fine! Thanks guys!!!

## Declare ROS messages and services
add_message_files(DIRECTORY msg FILES Num.msg)
add_service_files(DIRECTORY srv FILES AddTwoInts.srv)
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-1. Although it depends on what you want to do, by commenting out add_{message, service}_files macros you're simply omitting the message/service building features, which I assume is what the tutorial you were working on expects you to do.

130s gravatar image130s ( 2017-03-23 02:27:42 -0500 )edit
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answered 2018-08-17 22:16:49 -0500

I've had a similar issue regarding add_action_files(). A few things to check:

  • Naming of the action file
  • directory location of the action folder and file

In my case, i placed the action directory (which contained my action file) under the src directory, which gave me the error. I changed the action directory's location to my packages root folder (alongside the CMakeLists.txt, include directory, package.xml and src directory) and it compiled just fine.

Hope this helped!

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