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Raspberry Pi Catkin make

asked 2017-10-24 14:58:00 -0600

julimen5 gravatar image

Hi there!

I'm trying to build my workspace with only hector_slam package inside in my new raspberry pi 3 with this http://www.german-robot.com/2016/05/2... OS (suggested by the ROS team) but every time I do catkin_make it freezes in differents %. Here you have the commands I already tried.

catkin_make catkin_make -j1 catkin_make_isolated

May be one of you can help me trying to build this workspace.

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Building on the Raspberry Pi can take hours or days for complex software like hector_slam. How long are you waiting for catkin_make to finish? Is there any CPU activity while it seems stuck?

ahendrix gravatar imageahendrix ( 2017-10-24 15:01:36 -0600 )edit

not waiting too match. But it freezes everthig, I can't even move the mouse. Are you telling me I should wait longer? I opened just one terminal with this command. Tried to echo 3 /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches but I get permission denied.

julimen5 gravatar imagejulimen5 ( 2017-10-24 15:05:18 -0600 )edit
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I've had a lot of success by adding additional 1gb swap space and ssh'ing into the pi rather than using the GUI. I run "catkin_make -j1", compilation typically takes 2-3 minutes. Are you building from source? Hector-Slam should be available as an installable package for 16.04.

rmck gravatar imagermck ( 2017-10-24 16:59:44 -0600 )edit

It has been compiling for an hour. May be I'll try to disable GUI and do what you are telling me to do. I did not found it as a installable package

julimen5 gravatar imagejulimen5 ( 2017-10-24 17:04:26 -0600 )edit
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Hmm, it may be worth checking your package configuration. If I run "sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-hector-slam", I am able to install the hector-slam metapackaged including all its related packages. If you're able to install via apt-get you can skip compilation issues.

rmck gravatar imagermck ( 2017-10-24 17:17:12 -0600 )edit

I would be very upset if this is my answer

julimen5 gravatar imagejulimen5 ( 2017-10-24 17:20:14 -0600 )edit

What OS is running on the Pi? If Raspbian, you'll need to compile from source. Ubuntu MATE will allow you to install hector-slam from pre-built binaries.

clyde gravatar imageclyde ( 2017-11-07 10:39:21 -0600 )edit

I'm resuming this work. I saw (this)[https://downloads.ubiquityrobotics.com/pi.html] which are stable version for raspberry pi made by someone aka ubiquityrobotics. So these might be more stable when running ros rather than the raspbian. Ty anyway.

julimen5 gravatar imagejulimen5 ( 2018-01-17 16:19:59 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-12-15 09:22:13 -0600

change catkin_make to catkin_make -j2 to avoid the pi freezing.

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