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rosmake fails to find rosbuild.cmake on fuerte

asked 2012-05-18 04:29:45 -0600

updated 2012-05-26 09:53:32 -0600

Kevin gravatar image

after following the install instructions for Ubuntu 12.04 & ROS fuerte here:

I'm unable to build any rosbuild-based packages. I receive the following error during "rosmake":

  mkdir -p bin
  cd build && cmake -Wdev -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=`rospack find rosbuild`/rostoolchain.cmake  ..
  -- The C compiler identification is GNU
  -- The CXX compiler identification is GNU
  -- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc
  -- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc -- works
  -- Detecting C compiler ABI info
  -- Detecting C compiler ABI info - done
  -- 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
  CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:2 (include):
    include could not find load file:


  CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:4 (rosbuild_init):
    Unknown CMake command "rosbuild_init".

rospack find rosbuild returns:


so it looks like the /share/ros is missing from all my cmake files. A bug? or am I supposed to do something special with my old CMakeLists.txt files?

I've observed this behavior under both Ubuntu 12.04 (from official debs) and Mac OSX (from source)

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answered 2012-05-18 05:06:51 -0600

Lorenz gravatar image

Maybe something is wrong with your environment configuration. What's the value of ROS_ROOT and how do you set it? For fuerte it should be /opt/ros/fuerte/share/ros.

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Ah ha! You nailed it. It was originally set by the setup.bash/sh scripts created by a rosws unit call added to my bashrc file. However I changed those scripts manually (even though I shouldnt)

JeffRousseau gravatar image JeffRousseau  ( 2012-05-18 10:46:39 -0600 )edit

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