catkin_make_isolated: No rule to make target 'install'. Stop.

asked 2019-03-21 17:28:56 -0500

thekamz gravatar image

ROS Melodic + Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to build a workspace with both standard cmake and catkin packages using catkin_make_isolated. The catkin package builds successfully but the non-catkin package does not. It looks like catkin_make_isolated is calling make install even though I did not ask for an install. I don't have an install target for the non-catkin package.

The non-catkin package does have a package.xml with


Here's the relevant portion of the output.

==> Processing plain cmake package: 'smallproject'
==> Creating build directory: 'build_isolated/smallproject/devel'
==> Building with env: '/home/myuser/smallproject/devel_isolated/example_pkg/'
==> cmake /home/myuser/smallproject/src/smallproject/smallproject -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/home/myuser/smallproject/devel_isolated/smallproject -G Unix Makefiles in '/home/myuser/smallproject/build_isolated/smallproject/devel'
-- The CXX compiler identification is GNU 7.3.0
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++
-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ -- works
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info
-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info - done
-- Detecting CXX compile features
-- Detecting CXX compile features - done
-- Conan: checking conan executable in path
-- Conan: Found program /home/myuser/.local/bin/conan
-- Conan: Version found Conan version 1.13.1

-- Conan: Adding bincrafters remote repositoy (
-- Conan: Automatic detection of conan settings from cmake
-- Conan: Settings= -s;build_type=Release;-s;compiler=gcc;-s;compiler.version=7;-s;compiler.libcxx=libstdc++11
-- Conan executing: conan install /home/myuser/smallproject/src/smallproject/smallproject/conanfile.txt -s build_type=Release -s compiler=gcc -s compiler.version=7 -s compiler.libcxx=libstdc++11 -g=cmake --build=missing
-- Configuration:

conanfile.txt: Installing package
    eigen/3.3.7@conan/stable from 'conan-center' - Cache
    eigen/3.3.7@conan/stable:5ab84d6acfe1f23c4fae0ab88f26e3a396351ac9 - Cache

eigen/3.3.7@conan/stable: Already installed!
conanfile.txt: Generator cmake_find_package created Findeigen.cmake
conanfile.txt: Generator cmake_paths created conan_paths.cmake
conanfile.txt: Generator cmake created conanbuildinfo.cmake
conanfile.txt: Generator txt created conanbuildinfo.txt
conanfile.txt: Generated conaninfo.txt
conanfile.txt: Generated graphinfo

-- Conan: Loading conanbuildinfo.cmake
-- Current conanbuildinfo.cmake directory: /home/myuser/smallproject/build_isolated/smallproject/devel
-- Conan: Compiler GCC>=5, checking major version 7
-- Conan: Checking correct version: 7
-- Conan: Using cmake targets configuration
-- Conan: Adjusting default RPATHs Conan policies
-- Conan: Adjusting language standard
-- Conan: Using autogenerated Findeigen.cmake
-- Found eigen: 3.3.7 (found version "3.3.7") 
-- SmallProject
-- Project Dir: /home/myuser/smallproject/src/smallproject/smallproject
-- Binary Dir:  /home/myuser/smallproject/build_isolated/smallproject/devel
-- Build Type:  Release
-- Testing:     ON
-- Libraries:   example_lib
-- CCache:      /usr/bin/ccache
-- Configuring done
-- Generating done
-- Build files have been written to: /home/myuser/smallproject/build_isolated/smallproject/devel
==> make -j4 -l4 in '/home/myuser/smallproject/build_isolated/smallproject/devel'
Scanning dependencies of target example_lib
[ 20%] Building CXX object lib/example_lib/CMakeFiles/example_lib.dir/src/example_lib.cpp.o
[ 40%] Linking CXX static library ../libexample_lib.a
[ 40%] Built target example_lib
Scanning dependencies of target test_example_lib
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Can you configure/compile the project smallproject (not using catkin) and try to install it (make install). If you get the same error this means that you have to fix the smallproject install targets, the problem is probably not ROS related.

VictorLamoine gravatar image VictorLamoine  ( 2019-03-22 06:15:44 -0500 )edit