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install ros-kinetic-librealsense fails; drivers/media/usb/uvc/uvc_driver.c no such file

asked 2019-06-30 23:19:12 -0600

Sjakio gravatar image

When trying to install ros-kinetic-librealsense the Setting up step fails. The Directory: drivers/media/usb/uvc/ doesn't contain any code files i.e. uvc_driver.c.

Running on:

jac@tros:~$ uname -a
Linux tros 4.4.0-154-generic #181-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 25 05:29:03 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linu

Where/how do I get these sources. Thanks and regards.

See detail:

jac@tros:~$ sudo apt install ros-kinetic-librealsense
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/325 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,231 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously unselected package ros-kinetic-librealsense.
(Reading database ... 332686 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../ros-kinetic-librealsense_1.12.1-0xenial-20190607-170900-0800_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking ros-kinetic-librealsense (1.12.1-0xenial-20190607-170900-0800) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu11) ...
Setting up ros-kinetic-librealsense (1.12.1-0xenial-20190607-170900-0800) ...

Creating symlink /var/lib/dkms/uvcvideo/1.1.1-3-realsense/source ->

DKMS: add completed.

Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel.  Skipping...

Running the pre_build script:

dkms: Pre-build script started...

Downloading kernel sources...
Reading package lists...
Picking 'linux-signed' as source package instead of 'linux-image-4.4.0-154-generic'
Need to get 17.6 kB of source archives.
Get:1 xenial-updates/main linux-signed 4.4.0-154.181 (dsc) [2,056 B]
Get:2 xenial-updates/main linux-signed 4.4.0-154.181 (tar) [15.5 kB]
gpgv: Signature made Tue 25 Jun 2019 12:23:39 AM CDT using RSA key ID 238F6A10
gpgv: Can't check signature: public key not found
dpkg-source: warning: failed to verify signature on ./linux-signed_4.4.0-154.181.dsc
dpkg-source: info: extracting linux-signed in linux-signed-4.4.0
dpkg-source: info: unpacking linux-signed_4.4.0-154.181.tar.xz
Fetched 17.6 kB in 0s (87.7 kB/s)
W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file 'linux-signed_4.4.0-154.181.dsc' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied)
grep: drivers/media/usb/uvc/uvc_driver.c: No such file or directory
INFO: No Intel RealSense(TM) cameras are currently supported.
Patching uvcvideo sources...
can't find file to patch at input line 5
Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
The text leading up to this was:
|diff --git a/drivers/media/usb/uvc/Makefile b/drivers/media/usb/uvc/Makefile
|index c26d12fdb8f4..d86cf22155d1 100644
|--- a/drivers/media/usb/uvc/Makefile
|+++ b/drivers/media/usb/uvc/Makefile
File to patch:                                                                                                     
Skip this patch? [y] 
Skipping patch.
1 out of 1 hunk ignored
can't find file to patch at input line 14
Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option?
The text leading up to this was:
|diff --git a/drivers/media/usb/uvc/uvc_driver.c b/drivers/media/usb/uvc/uvc_driver.c
|index d11fd6ac2df0..914164137a13 100644
|--- a/drivers/media/usb/uvc/uvc_driver.c
|+++ b/drivers/media/usb ...
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answered 2019-07-01 13:18:36 -0600

johnconn gravatar image

updated 2019-07-01 13:18:59 -0600

Did you install librealsense2 already?

The only paths on my system that match file are at


and librealsense2-dkms is one of the packages to you install with apt in the realsense install page.

I'm running ros2-dashing and had success.

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Thank you, that seem to have done the trick, no errors while installing. Being new to ubuntu, I would have expected that the availability of the drivers source/package would be a dependency in the ros-kinetic-librealsense package.

Sjakio gravatar image Sjakio  ( 2019-07-01 13:37:21 -0600 )edit

answered 2020-07-27 10:46:27 -0600

joanaha gravatar image

I have the exact same problem as @Sjakio. I need to install ros-kinetic-librealsense as it is a dependency for the turtlebot packages. First, I met the problem when I installed ros-kinetic-librealsense on my ubuntu 16.04 with kernel 4.4.0, then I updated to kernel 4.15.0-112-generic meeting the same problem. I also installed librealsense2 already, but still I get the same error message.

Does anybody have an idea about how to fix this?

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