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Cannot find package sns_ik_lib for Melodic

asked 2019-08-19 15:44:19 -0600

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I'm adopting to Ubuntu 18 and Melodic ROS distro installation script, made for Ubuntu 16 and Kinetic. Two packages I did not find for Melodic, existing for Kinect: ros-kinetic-qt-build ros-kinetic-sns-ik-lib

There is GitHub Melodic branch for sns_ir

In [ros-workspace]/build/CMakeCache.txt this path was marked as "NOT_FOUND" - I fixed it manually (just for testing)

//The directory containing a CMake configuration file for sns_ik_lib.

This is what I did for fix (I'm not proficient with C++ and ROS):

git clone
cd sns_ik\snk_ik_lib && mkdir build && cd build && cmake -DUSEWX=yes -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release .. && make -j4
sudo cp -r devel/share/sns_ik_lib /opt/ros/melodic/share
sudo cp ../package.xml /opt/ros/melodic/share/snk_ik_lib/

After this catkin_make builds fine. I'm not sure about ros-kinetic-qt-build for Melodic.

Any suggestions how to fix this properly?

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answered 2019-08-19 18:14:39 -0600

updated 2019-08-20 15:26:11 -0600

Last year when I was teaching my ROS course, we used Sawyer/Baxter with Melodic with no issues. I wrote my students a custom rosinstall file to handle missing dependencies. Maybe this will help you:

Note, the snippet below is for release-5.2.0 tags of the Intera software from Rethink. If your Sawyer is on a different software version, adjust the rosinstall file accordingly:

mkdir -p sawyerws/src
cd sawyerws/src/
wstool init
wstool merge
wstool update
cd ..
source /opt/ros/melodic/setup.bash
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looks like simulation isn't working anymore.
Running roslaunch sawyer_sim_examples sawyer_pick_and_place_demo.launch robot never picks the box

artemiialessandrini gravatar image artemiialessandrini  ( 2021-02-11 11:06:24 -0600 )edit

Thank you very helpful. It also works with ROS Noetic.

osilva gravatar image osilva  ( 2021-09-12 06:12:05 -0600 )edit

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