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Cannot include header from another package

asked 2018-03-14 20:25:56 -0500

s_lana gravatar image

updated 2018-03-20 00:40:21 -0500

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I have a package my_lib, that contains Parameters.h in he include folder, which I need to include in another package my_main . I am following this answer to do so: But I get

fatal error: my_lib/Parameters.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated.

when I run catkin_make. I can see Parameters.h appear successfully in catkin_ws/install/include/my_lib after I ran catkin_make install. In my_main package i did the following:

package.xml: added



find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS
  ...(other packages used in my_main)  
  my_lib )
find_package(Boost REQUIRED COMPONENTS system) 
catkin_package(INCLUDE_DIRS include
  LIBRARIES my_main 
  CATKIN_DEPENDS ...(other packages used in my_main) my_lib
  DEPENDS system_lib)
include_directories(   include  
  ${Boost_INCLUDE_DIRS} )
  add_executable(my_main_node src/my_main_node.cpp)
target_link_libraries(my_main_node   ${catkin_LIBRARIES} )
  ".svn" EXCLUDE )

What am I missing?

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Is there a difference between "my_lib" and the my2_lib that appears in your CMakeLists.txt?

JamesGiller gravatar image JamesGiller  ( 2018-03-14 21:32:24 -0500 )edit

No, that was just a typo during copying and renaming, it is all the same node. Sorry about that. Edited the post.

s_lana gravatar image s_lana  ( 2018-03-19 19:12:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-03-19 23:34:48 -0500

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You should make sure of the following:

  1. The CMakeLists.txt of the my_lib package has catkin_package(INCLUDE_DIRS include...), include_directories(include...), and the install(...) function call inside
  2. Parameters.h is in <workspace>/src/my_lib/include/my_lib/. Notice the two occurrences of "my_lib"
  3. Relevant files in the my_main package have the correct include statement #include "my_lib/Parameters.h"
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