catkin_make error permissions on external drive

asked 2017-02-17 22:36:13 -0600

ngoldfarb gravatar image

I am trying to create catkin workspace on a external drive and I am getting the following error when I run catlkin_make

` File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 566, in check_output
    process = Popen(stdout=PIPE, *popenargs, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 710, in __init__
    errread, errwrite)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1327, in _execute_child
    raise child_exception
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied
CMake Error at /opt/ros/indigo/share/catkin/cmake/safe_execute_process.cmake:11 (message):
  returned error code 1
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  /opt/ros/indigo/share/catkin/cmake/all.cmake:186 (safe_execute_process)
  /opt/ros/indigo/share/catkin/cmake/catkinConfig.cmake:20 (include)
  CMakeLists.txt:52 (find_package)

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
See also "/media/nathaniel/Data/catkin/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log".
See also "/media/nathaniel/Data/catkin/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log".
nathaniel@nathaniel:/media/nathaniel/Data/catkin/build$ `

I am not sure how to solve this problem can anybody help me out?

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Is the external drive formatted using NTFS or FAT32 by any chance?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-02-18 04:51:13 -0600 )edit

I believe that is is NTFS. It is a shared drive with my windows partition.

ngoldfarb gravatar image ngoldfarb  ( 2017-02-18 05:47:08 -0600 )edit

I'm not sure, but you could check how your disk is mounted. See Why does Ubuntu refuse to execute files from an NTFS partition? for some background.

Note that I don't believe this is a ROS/Catkin problem per se.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-02-18 06:26:43 -0600 )edit