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Rostopic on Mac

asked 2017-07-21 08:21:33 -0500

pitosalas gravatar image

I am continuing my quest to get ROS working on my Mac. I deleted my old ros_catkin_ws fully, and then redid the installation script (I know, it's not complete or supported, but I have to try.) For a change I thought I should try kinetic-ors-com-wet-install.

All went well ,without errors. And roscore started up fine.

Then this:

bash-3.2$ rostopic -h
Fatal Python error: PyThreadState_Get: no current thread
Abort trap: 6

Anyone have a pointer for me on that one/ Thanks!

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answered 2018-03-16 21:43:45 -0500

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updated 2018-03-17 01:45:27 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

Hi, I encountered the same problem. I finally solved it by referring to

This problem is caused by the wrong reference to System standard Python in roslz4.

$ otool -L $CATKIN_WS/install_isolated/lib/python2.7/site-packages/roslz4/

You can find: (compatibility version 0.0.0, current version 0.0.0)
    libroslz4.dylib (compatibility version 0.0.0, current version 0.0.0)
    /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Python (compatibility version 2.7.0, current version 2.7.10)
    /usr/local/opt/lz4/lib/liblz4.1.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1.8.1)
    /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version 1238.0.0)

so, we should change it to the Python we currently use:

$ install_name_tool -change /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Python /usr/local/bin/python

then rostopic turns out to be OK for me.

Hope I could help.

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