Why is QtCreator not building catkin_ws on my Ubuntu 18.04?

asked 2019-12-18 11:13:18 -0600

RayROS gravatar image

updated 2019-12-19 02:52:48 -0600

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I recently reinstalled ROS Melodic on my Ubuntu 18.04. I installed Qt5 - ROSplugin from the following source. Installation went well.

After trying to build a catkin_ws, Qt5 is failing in building it. Sample of what is happening during build can be found here.

outcome of the roscd command is : emanuele@pc:/opt/ros/melodic$

Whay is Qt5 not building catkin_ws?


Below the result of the Compile Output if could be of help:

14:56:13: Running steps for project catkin_ws... 14:56:13: Could not start process "catkin" build --cmake-args -G 'CodeBlocks - Unix Makefiles' -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug Error while building/deploying project catkin_ws (kit: Desktop) When executing step "CatkinTools Step" 14:56:13: Elapsed time: 00:00.

In addition to the "CompiletOutput", here and here it possible to find other details about buld and run. For some reasons it is not configured.

Is it maybe due to the following settings. I tried to create a new catkin_ws and was confused on where to locate the workspace_path. Isn't that usually in the home directory?

Thank you very much for pointing in the right direction for solving this problem.

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  • Can you include the log from Qt Creator's Compile Output tab? Those will show the specific reason why compilation failed, which isn't necessarily specific to Qt Creator.

  • Generally we prefer if console output is copy-pasted into your question as text, since it's easier for users to quote and search.

  • To clarify: Qt is a set of libraries for developing GUIs, Qt5 is a specific version of Qt, and Qt Creator (which you've installed) is an IDE application that uses the Qt libraries.

jschornak gravatar image jschornak  ( 2019-12-18 13:38:10 -0600 )edit

@jschomak, thank you very much for reading the question. I edited the question adding the output of the "Compile Output" tab. and two additional print screen with more details.

RayROS gravatar image RayROS  ( 2019-12-18 13:58:38 -0600 )edit