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catkin_make failing in Roboware

asked 2018-03-20 03:05:06 -0500

altella gravatar image

Hi all;

I have installed the latest Roboware version available (1.1.0), as a new IDE for ROS. Seems to detect my workspace and everything works just fine, except:

1.- When I try to build my packages using ROS->build menu command, I get the error "bash: catkin_make: command not found" . From terminal, it works ok. Any solution?

2.- The command "Debug-> Start debugging" gives the following error: " Failed to load MI Debugger: "/home/alberto/kinetic_ws/src/fegemu_demostrator/src/fegemu_demostrator.cpp": not in executable format: File format not recognized (from file-exec-and-symbols "/home/alberto/kinetic_ws/src/fegemu_demostrator/src/fegemu_demostrator.cpp")"

Can anyone help me with these two issues? Thank you in advance,


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gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-03-20 03:09:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2020-07-07 08:02:35 -0500

Combinacijus gravatar image

Here's my same Github comment about this issue

For some reason terminal which runs catkin_make haven't sourced ros setup file.

Workaround for _bash: catkin_make: command not found_

  1. In Roboware Studio open any ROS workspace.
  2. At the top left corner to the right of drop down menu |Debug     \/| click a gear icon. It will open tasks.json file.
  3. In tasks.json file find "catkin_make". For debug configuration it will look like: "catkin_make -C ${workspaceRoot} -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug"
  4. Prefix catkin_make with 'source <ros_installation_setup.bash_path>; ' and save the file. For me it looks like (note that I use ros melodic and it's installed in /opt directory): "source /opt/ros/melodic/setup.bash; catkin_make -C ${workspaceRoot} -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug"
  5. Repeat 3rd and 4th steps for other build configurations you want (Release, Debug (isolated), etc.).
  6. Press build icon and it should work.
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