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cannot launch node of type interactive_marker_twist_server

asked 2016-09-27 23:53:06 -0500

I am using ROS-Kinetic under Ubuntu 16.06. I am constantly seeing this error in my screen.

ERROR: cannot launch node of type [interactive_marker_twist_server/marker_server]: interactive_marker_twist_server

I have gone through this Link and it shows this package is available for indigo and jade only. I tried but it does not work with Kinetic. I don't want to develop my expertise for indigo. Please, help. Thanks in advance

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answered 2016-09-28 01:29:46 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

If a package is not available for a particular ROS release, you can always try to build from source.

For interactive_marker_twist_server specifically (but the process is the same for others):

cd /path/to/your/catkin_ws/src
git clone
rosdep install --from-paths /path/to/your/catkin_ws/src --ignore-src
cd /path/to/your/catkin_ws
source /path/to/your/catkin_ws/devel/setup.bash

Provided that all dependencies of the package are available (rosdep succeeds) and compilation was successful, you should now be able to use the package.

I don't want to develop my expertise for indigo.

There really isn't that much difference (anymore) between ROS versions, so you should be fine on either.

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Thank you gvdhoorn :)

Abdul Mannan gravatar image Abdul Mannan  ( 2016-10-20 06:44:07 -0500 )edit

It appears that this package is now available for Kinetic. I did sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-interactive-marker-twist-server and it installed without issue.

Rick Armstrong gravatar image Rick Armstrong  ( 2017-05-12 17:18:12 -0500 )edit

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