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catkin commands not working

asked 2018-01-03 03:17:53 -0500

nrb gravatar image

updated 2018-01-03 03:18:53 -0500

I have installed ros and catkin but when I echo $ROS_PACKAGE_PATH

Inspiron-5559:~/catkin_ws$ echo $ROS_PACKAGE_PATH
/opt/ros/kinetic/share

i don't get the src folder of catkin workspace along with it.Also catkin config command gives the following error.

Inspiron-5559:~/catkin_ws$ catkin config
catkin: command not found

How do I resolve the issue?

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answered 2018-01-03 03:59:58 -0500

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The catkin command line tool is part of the python-catkin-tools Ubuntu/Debian package, which must be installed separately from the normal installation instructions of ROS. You can install it like this:

sudo apt-get install python-catkin-tools

After that it will work even if you don't source the /opt/ros/kinetic/setup.bash file first.

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Thank you...this helped

nrb gravatar imagenrb ( 2018-01-03 06:09:44 -0500 )edit

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