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Rosdep errors on osx; cant find dependencies

asked 2012-02-20 09:46:00 -0500

sissow2 gravatar image

updated 2012-02-20 10:55:52 -0500

Kevin gravatar image

I just downloaded a vanilla ROS install for osx (desktop-full, electric), and my ultimate goal is to build the openni-kinect libraries. Problems there aside, I seem to be encountering numerous errors within the rosdep dependency resolver.

Here is a simple test case:

$ rosdep install geometry

And the result:

Failed to find rosdep eigen for package tf_conversions on OS:osx version:lion
rosdep install ERROR:
failed to install eigen

(Note: I am not able to build geometry either due to errors within the python-orocos-kdl package)

Errors similar to this with packages that need to be installed with macports are very prominent when I try to rosdep anything

Given that people have gotten this working on osx before, I can only conclude that I have done something wrong.

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Are you using homebrew or macports for your dependencies?

Kevin gravatar image Kevin  ( 2012-02-20 10:53:22 -0500 )edit

FYI ... I still haven't gotten the kinect libraries (openni) to work right. However, I have been very successful with the open source libfreenect.

Kevin gravatar image Kevin  ( 2012-02-20 11:01:34 -0500 )edit

I am making some headway actually; I have built (and used) openni before for an independent project. It really doesn't want to play nicely with ROS though.

sissow2 gravatar image sissow2  ( 2012-02-20 12:11:25 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-02-20 10:55:30 -0500

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Try following the homebrew install instructions, you shouldn't have an issue.

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I want to, but I cant really switch from macports right now; I have too much built using it.

sissow2 gravatar image sissow2  ( 2012-02-20 12:09:56 -0500 )edit

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