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ROS can't find rospack

asked 2012-03-03 15:05:11 -0500

commanchetruck gravatar image

updated 2012-03-03 15:07:12 -0500

When trying to use cmake with this CMakeLists:

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.4.6)

# Set the build type.  Options are:
#  Coverage       : w/ debug symbols, w/o optimization, w/ code-coverage
#  Debug          : w/ debug symbols, w/o optimization
#  Release        : w/o debug symbols, w/ optimization
#  RelWithDebInfo : w/ debug symbols, w/ optimization
#  MinSizeRel     : w/o debug symbols, w/ optimization, stripped binaries
#set(ROS_BUILD_TYPE RelWithDebInfo)


#set the default path for built executables to the "bin" directory
#set the default path for built libraries to the "lib" directory

#uncomment if you have defined messages
#uncomment if you have defined services

#common commands for building c++ executables and libraries
#rosbuild_add_library(${PROJECT_NAME} src/example.cpp)
#target_link_libraries(${PROJECT_NAME} another_library)
#rosbuild_link_boost(${PROJECT_NAME} thread)
#rosbuild_add_executable(example examples/example.cpp)
rosbuild_add_executable(calibration_cameras src/calibration.cpp)
#target_link_libraries(example ${PROJECT_NAME})

I get this error in the CMake console:

CMake Error at /opt/ros/electric/ros/core/rosbuild/rosbuild.cmake:24 (message):
  Couldn't find rospack.  Please run 'make' in $ROS_ROOT
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  CMakeLists.txt:2 (include)

Running cmake in ros root gave this error:

CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:23 (include):
  include could not find load file:


CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:35 (message):
  Neither shared nor static libraries are enabled.  Please set either

I have checked, and rosconfig.cmake is where it should be. Any help appreciated.

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answered 2012-03-04 03:14:15 -0500

Thomas gravatar image

It seems to me that you tried to hardcode your paths (line 2 for instance) to workaround the fact that your environment variables are not defined.

First, type "source /opt/ros/eletric/setup.bash" then remove the hard-coded paths (re-run roscreate-pkg somewhere to know how to revert your changes) and then run "make" into your package. It should work.

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answered 2012-03-03 22:46:31 -0500

dornhege gravatar image

This should work.

Please provide information about your setup. Otherwise this is just guessing: Did you source

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