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How to install urdfdom on ROS indigo?

asked 2017-05-07 08:17:17 -0500

Soul Goumey gravatar image

updated 2017-05-08 08:23:00 -0500

I am following the tutorials about urdf on site this link . My ROS distro is indigo, and ubuntu distro trusty( 14.04). I created an urdf files, but i can't check it with check_urdf . I read somewhere that i need to install urdfdom before, then i downloaded urdfdom from this link . i placed it my catkin_ws/src. But when i compile the urdfdom package with catkin_make_isolated (because i can't compile with catkin_make), i find the following result in the terminal:

==> Processing plain cmake package: 'urdfdom' Makefile exists, skipping explicit cmake invocation... ==> make cmake_check_build_system in '/home/pi/catkin_ws/build_isolated/urdfdom/devel' -- urdfdom version 1.0.0 CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:38 (find_package): Could not find a configuration file for package "urdfdom_headers" that is compatible with requested version "1.0".

The following configuration files were considered but not accepted:

/usr/share/urdfdom_headers/cmake/urdfdom_headers-config.cmake, version: unknown
/usr/share/urdfdom_headers/cmake/urdfdom_headers-config.cmake, version: unknown

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred! See also "/home/pi/catkin_ws/build_isolated/urdfdom/devel/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log". make: * [cmake_check_build_system] Error 1 <== Failed to process package 'urdfdom': Command '['make', 'cmake_check_build_system']' returned non-zero exit status 2

Reproduce this error by running: ==> cd /home/pi/catkin_ws/build_isolated/urdfdom && make cmake_check_build_system

Command failed, exiting.

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tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2017-05-07 23:13:09 -0500 )edit

thank you! I added some informations in my question

Soul Goumey gravatar image Soul Goumey  ( 2017-05-08 08:19:59 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-05-08 10:28:52 -0500

This may be an easier problem to fix if you install missing packages from apt-get. You could try sudo apt-get install liburdfdom-tools which should install check_urdf into /usr/bin.

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thank you for your help. I found the solution;i just missed to go in the directory before running the command.

Soul Goumey gravatar image Soul Goumey  ( 2017-05-09 07:32:13 -0500 )edit

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