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error processing catkin package gt_gui_cpp

asked 2016-12-13 12:04:49 -0500

Tanisha12 gravatar image

Hello, I am trying to build the catkin workspace on fedora 23 . I am following instructions given here Installation/Source-ROS Wiki. Under the section 2.1.3 Building the Catkin Workspace, for the command-

$ ./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated --install -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release

My command line session shows the following :

== Finished processing package [79 of 228]: 'pluginlib'

==> Processing catkin package: 'qt_gui_cpp' ==> Building with env: '/home/tshrotriya/ros_catkin_ws/install_isolated/' Makefile exists, skipping explicit cmake invocation... ==> make cmake_check_build_system in '/home/tshrotriya/ros_catkin_ws/build_isolated/qt_gui_cpp'

==> make -j4 -l4 in '/home/tshrotriya/ros_catkin_ws/build_isolated/qt_gui_cpp' [ 83%] Built target qt_gui_cpp [ 88%] Running SIP generator for qt_gui_cpp_sip Python bindings... Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/tshrotriya/ros_catkin_ws/install_isolated/share/python_qt_binding/cmake/", line 47, in <module> config = Configuration() File "/home/tshrotriya/ros_catkin_ws/install_isolated/share/python_qt_binding/cmake/", line 16, in __init__ ['qmake', '-query'], env=env, universal_newlines=True) File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 566, in check_output process = Popen(stdout=PIPE, popenargs, kwargs) Fi le "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 710, in __init__ errread, errwrite) File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1335, in _execute_child No such file or directory src/qt_gui_cpp_sip/CMakeFiles/libqt_gui_cpp_sip.dir/build.make:89: recipe for target 'sip/qt_gui_cpp_sip/Makefile' failed make[2]: * [sip/qt_gui_cpp_sip/Makefile] Error 1 CMakeFiles/Makefile2:374: recipe for target 'src/qt_gui_cpp_sip/CMakeFiles/libqt_gui_cpp_sip.dir/all' failed make[1]: ** [src/qt_gui_cpp_sip/CMakeFiles/libqt_gui_cpp_sip.dir/all] Error 2

Makefile:138: recipe for target 'all' failed make: * [all] Error 2 <== Failed to process package 'qt_gui_cpp': Command '['/home/tshrotriya/ros_catkin_ws/install_isolated/', 'make', '-j4', '-l4']' returned non-zero exit status 2 Reproduce this error by running: ==> cd /home/tshrotriya/ros_catkin_ws/build_isolated/qt_gui_cpp && /home/tshrotriya/ros_catkin_ws/install_isolated/ make -j4 -l4

Command failed, exiting.

I am not able to understand the next thing to do, I tried

$ cd /home/tshrotriya/ros_catkin_ws/build_isolated/qt_gui_cpp && /home/tshrotriya/ros_catkin_ws/install_isolated/ make -j4 -l4

But that didn't do much either.Please help.

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answered 2017-03-23 08:48:57 -0500

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updated 2017-03-23 08:55:32 -0500

The reason for this error is, as mentioned in the error message, is missing file. Actually it cannot find qmake. If you try executing qmake from command line it will not find this command. Check what qmake varians you have by tab-completing it in the command line. Personally i had qmake-qt4 and qmake-qt5. Here I assume, that since you got this far in the build process, you have all required qt5 packages installed. To fix this issue:

  1. Find location of the qmake-qt5 by running the command which qmake-qt5 (in my case it was /usr/bin/qmake-qt5)
  2. Run command sudo alternatives --install /usr/bin/qmake qmake /usr/bin/qmake-qt5 1 (substitute path to qmake-qt5 with yours from previous step)
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