Got Kobuki, got errors on an Ubuntu laptop running ROS Kinetic

asked 2016-06-22 15:14:51 -0500

ayan 2016 gravatar image

updated 2016-06-23 08:05:19 -0500

I just got my Kobuki a few days ago so I was happy to play with it. But then I got an error while trying to catkin_make the Kobuki workspace within Turtlebot. The error first was:

CMake Error at /home/ayan/turtlebot/devel/share/ecl_exceptions/cmake/ecl_exceptionsConfig.cmake:141 (message):
  Project 'kobuki_keyop' tried to find library 'ecl_exceptions'.  The library
  is neither a target nor built/installed properly.  Did you compile project
  'ecl_exceptions'? Did you find_package() it before the subdirectory
  containing its code is included?

After removing kobuki_keyop, and fiddling with some other stuff (including to get Sophus and put it in the Kobuki directory), I got the error

CMake Error at /opt/ros/kinetic/share/catkin/cmake/catkin_workspace.cmake:95 (message):
  This workspace contains non-catkin packages in it, and catkin cannot build
  a non-homogeneous workspace without isolation.  Try the
  'catkin_make_isolated' command instead.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  CMakeLists.txt:63 (catkin_workspace)

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "/home/ayan/kobuki_catkin/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
See also "/home/ayan/kobuki_catkin/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log".
Invoking "cmake" failed

Then, when I ran catkin_make_isolated, I didn't get an error. I got:

==> Generating an
<== Finished processing package [1 of 1]: 'sophus'

but then when I run catkin_make, same error. Please help me ASAP!
Edit: I would also like to run RViz with my Kinect and Kobuki (Kinect works fine with RViz and OpenNI_Launch, I believe) and would like to run minimal.launch because of that. I would really like to do SLAM and navigate! I'm just a beginner.
Edit 2: Now my Kinect's not working when I plug it in to power and USB. Great. Probably a faulty wire.

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Bump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really need help ASAP!!!!!!!!!

ayan 2016 gravatar image ayan 2016  ( 2016-06-24 15:12:24 -0500 )edit

I'm sorry that I don't know how to answer your question, but if someone does they will answer you asap. Your best bet is to keep working on the issue and continuing to post updates on your progress with more information. You may want to have a look at

William gravatar image William  ( 2016-06-24 21:19:50 -0500 )edit

Agree with @William. Please follow the link he posted. I have some experience in building turtlebot codes on ROS Kinetic (and follow links there for more tickets), although not sure if this helps you.

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2016-06-24 21:47:03 -0500 )edit