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ERROR: Cannot load message class for [msg_package/mymsg]. Are your messages built?

asked 2018-08-28 05:39:52 -0500

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Hello there. I have a program written in C++ that (among others) publishes a message, whose type is defined in a separate package (package that contains the message: msg_package, message name: mymsg, package that contains my node: mypkg, the cpp file with my node: subscriber). I have no problem with catkin_make or when running the node. However when I type rostopic echo /mytopic (the topic in which the node publishes the message), I get the following error:

ERROR: Cannot load message class for [msg_package/mymsg]. Are your messages built?

When I type rosmsg show msg_package/mymsg, it prints the fields of my message and also when I type rostopic info /mymsg it shows the type of message published.

Here are is my CMakeLists.txt: (there's also another message called "ImageSet.msg" defined in a msg folder inside the mypkg directory, but I don't use that)

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8.3)
project(mypkg)

find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS
  roscpp
  rospy
  std_msgs
  cv_bridge
  image_transport
  message_generation
  sensor_msgs
  msg_package
)

find_package( PCL REQUIRED )
include_directories(  ${catkin_INCLUDE_DIRS}  ${PCL_INCLUDE_DIRS} )
link_directories(${PCL_LIBRARY_DIRS})
add_definitions(${PCL_DEFINITIONS})
add_message_files(DIRECTORY msg
   FILES ImageSet.msg
)
generate_messages(DEPENDENCIES sensor_msgs)

catkin_package(CATKIN_DEPENDS cv_bridge image_transport message_runtime sensor_msgs)

find_package(OpenCV)

include_directories(include ${catkin_INCLUDE_DIRS} ${OpenCV_INCLUDE_DIRS})

add_executable(subscriber src/subscriber.cpp)
add_dependencies(subscriber ${catkin_EXPORTED_TARGETS} ${${PROJECT_NAME}_EXPORTED_TARGETS})
target_link_libraries(subscriber ${catkin_LIBRARIES} ${OpenCV_LIBRARIES} ${PCL_LIBRARIES})

install(FILES
        DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_SHARE_DESTINATION}

Here's my package.xml file:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<package format="2">
  <name>mypkg</name>
  <version>0.0.0</version>
  <description>The mypkg package</description>

  <maintainer email="bla@todo.todo">bla</maintainer>

  <license>TODO</license>

  <buildtool_depend>catkin</buildtool_depend>
  <build_depend>roscpp</build_depend>
  <build_depend>rospy</build_depend>
  <build_depend>std_msgs</build_depend>

  <build_export_depend>roscpp</build_export_depend>
  <build_export_depend>rospy</build_export_depend>
  <build_export_depend>std_msgs</build_export_depend>

  <exec_depend>roscpp</exec_depend>
  <exec_depend>rospy</exec_depend>
  <exec_depend>std_msgs</exec_depend>

  <build_depend>cv_bridge</build_depend>
  <build_depend>image_transport</build_depend>
  <build_depend>message_generation</build_depend>
  <build_depend>opencv2</build_depend>
  <build_depend>sensor_msgs</build_depend>

  <exec_depend>cv_bridge</exec_depend>
  <exec_depend>image_transport</exec_depend>
  <exec_depend>message_runtime</exec_depend>
  <exec_depend>opencv2</exec_depend>
  <exec_depend>sensor_msgs</exec_depend>

  <build_depend>pcl_conversions</build_depend>
  <build_depend>pcl_ros</build_depend>
  <build_export_depend>pcl_conversions</build_export_depend>
  <build_export_depend>pcl_ros</build_export_depend>
  <build_export_depend>sensor_msgs</build_export_depend>
  <exec_depend>pcl_conversions</exec_depend>
  <exec_depend>pcl_ros</exec_depend>

  <build_depend>libpcl-all-dev</build_depend>
  <exec_depend>libpcl-all</exec_depend>

  <depend>msg_package</depend>

  <export>

  </export>
</package>

I'm using ROS Melodic on Ubuntu 18.04. Thanks in advance.

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answered 2018-10-18 12:59:17 -0500

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To anyone experiencing the same issue in the future: I had previously created a message package with the same name (in another workspace) and this created a conflict. After deleting the devel and build directories and running catkin_make once again, the problem was solved.

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