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Error report "tfConfig".

asked 2020-03-24 12:33:47 -0500

Anonymous gravatar image

updated 2020-03-26 20:52:33 -0500


I am trying to run catkin_make in my catkin_ws an error gets reported and the build fails. I am trying to work with the realsense camera but constantly keep getting build. This is the error received when catkin_make is run.

Could not find a package configuration file provided by "tfConfig" with any
  of the following names:


  Add the installation prefix of "tfConfig" to CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH or set
  "tfConfig_DIR" to a directory containing one of the above files.  If
  "tfConfig" provides a separate development package or SDK, be sure it has
  been installed.

After trying to run install the package with the dependencies using "sudo apt install ros-kinetic-tfConfig" the following terminal error is shown

username$ sudo apt install ros-kinetic-tfConfig
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ros-kinetic-tfConfig

Thank you

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answered 2020-03-24 17:40:20 -0500

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updated 2020-03-24 17:40:45 -0500

I think you might have an error in your CMakeLists.txt and package.xml. The package that you list in it should be tf and not tfConfig. The Config.cmake and -config.cmake are generated when the particular package is built and checked for when building its dependancies. If you don't have the tf package, it can be installed as sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-tf


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Thank you once again

Anonymous gravatar image Anonymous  ( 2020-03-26 20:51:55 -0500 )edit

No worries, happy to help :)

nkhedekar gravatar image nkhedekar  ( 2020-03-26 21:57:42 -0500 )edit

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gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2020-03-27 04:54:27 -0500 )edit

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