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Do Fuerte packages using Eigen need to depend on common_rosdeps?

asked 2012-05-04 17:33:11 -0500

I'm a bit confused about this. The Eigen wiki page indicates that, for Fuerte, a package's manifest.xml needs to have

  <depend package="common_rosdeps" />
  <rosdep name="eigen" />

.. but the common_rosdeps wiki page says that this "stack/package" (which is it?) is "deprecated" and "no longer necessary".

I've tried commenting out both lines above and my code still seems to build happily so maybe this only matters in a rosinstall situation (which I tend not to do). But at any rate the information on the Eigen wiki page is still a bit confusing since it recommends depending on a deprecated package.

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answered 2012-05-05 04:32:18 -0500

Kevin gravatar image

Eigen is now an external library so if you use Eigen, make sure your CMakeLists.txt has:

find_package(Eigen REQUIRED)

so your code will compile. You don't need to add common_rosdeps anymore for Fuerte, you are correct, it is depreciated.

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Thanks. I tweaked the Eigen wiki page to hopefully make it clearer.

Patrick Bouffard gravatar image Patrick Bouffard  ( 2012-05-06 10:57:50 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-05-05 12:24:45 -0500

chirag712 gravatar image

do I have to remove <depend package="eigen"> from manifest.xml?

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sort of ... change it to: <rosdep name="eigen">

Kevin gravatar image Kevin  ( 2012-05-05 12:26:23 -0500 )edit

Eigen is not longer a package, but an external library now

Kevin gravatar image Kevin  ( 2012-05-05 12:30:25 -0500 )edit

Thanks :)

chirag712 gravatar image chirag712  ( 2012-05-05 14:15:39 -0500 )edit

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