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installing PCL

asked 2018-10-18 03:45:58 -0600

mohamed ahmed gravatar image

updated 2021-04-24 03:15:15 -0600

miura gravatar image

Hello, i'm trying to install the PCL library but i'm facing a little problems.I followed this link but when i try the first command

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:v-launchpad-jochen-sprickerhof-de/pcl

and then

sudo apt-get update

i got this

Reading package lists... Done
W: The repository ' xenial Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: Failed to fetch  404  Not Found
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

so when i run the third command

sudo apt-get install libpcl-all

i got this

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libpcl-all

and when i try the Debian install i face the same problem, i think the package maybe moved to a different repository. i'm using Kinetic-kame ubuntu 16 thanks in advance

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Just making sure: this is not the PCL support forum, that would be

If you are trying to setup PCL for use with ROS, then adding that PPA should not be necessary.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-10-18 03:59:10 -0600 )edit

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answered 2020-04-23 02:34:20 -0600

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updated 2020-04-29 01:39:57 -0600

Try this,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sweptlaser/python3-pcl
sudo apt update
sudo apt install python3-pcl

After you've done that then you should be able to run:

python3 -c 'import pcl'

and it will return with no error (as opposed to ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'pcl').

Tested on:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Python 3.6.9

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