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cannot build moveit

asked 2018-09-28 10:41:35 -0500

fer gravatar image


I created a workspace/src containing both the packages moveit_tutorials and panda_moveit_config, as explained here ...

However when I catkin build I get this error:

CMake Error at /opt/ros/kinetic/share/catkin/cmake/catkinConfig.cmake:83 (find_package):
Could not find a package configuration file provided by
"moveit_visual_tools" with any of the following names:


Add the installation prefix of "moveit_visual_tools" to CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH
or set "moveit_visual_tools_DIR" to a directory containing one of the above
files.  If "moveit_visual_tools" provides a separate development package or
SDK, be sure it has been installed.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:13 (find_package)

How to resolve it please? regards

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It may be obvious to you, but can you please tell us why you want to build MoveIt from sources on Kinetic? There are binary pkgs available that make all of this a non-issue.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-09-28 16:20:02 -0500 )edit

Hi! @fer Did you solve it? I have met the same error when I built moveit from source.

JohnDoe gravatar image JohnDoe  ( 2023-07-16 21:05:14 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-09-30 17:44:32 -0500

Bruno Lima gravatar image


It is stated that you don't have the package moveit_visual_tools installed. You can install it via:

sudo apt-get install ros-$ROS_DISTRO-moveit-visual-tools

You can find more info about the package in Github repository.

Also, make sure you install all workspace dependencies before build:

rosdep install --from-paths src --ignore-src -r -y
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