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Rosinstall fails for openni drivers

asked 2012-05-29 18:35:32 -0500

rosmaker gravatar image

updated 2012-05-30 06:58:03 -0500

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I use Ubuntu 11.10 and I try to communicate to a Kinect sensor (the kinect is connected). I followed the instruction from and get some problems.

cd openni && make
make[1]:Entering directory '/root/drivers/openni'
git clone build/openni
Cloning into build/openni...
remote: Counting objects: 4866, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (2064/2064), done.
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly MiB | 1 kiB/s
fatal: early EOF
fatal: index-pack failed
make[1]: ***[build/openni] Error 128
make[1]: Leaving directory '/root/drivers/openni'
make: *** [openni_lib] Error 2
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answered 2012-05-30 08:10:08 -0500

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That looks like GitHub had a hiccup or your network connection. It should work when the issues is resolved. And as @Mac says it's recommended to use the binary installs when possible.

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answered 2012-05-29 19:42:21 -0500

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I'd suggest installing them from binaries instead: apt-get install ros-fuerte-openni-kinect

Also, when you are building parts of ROS from source, you shouldn't do it as root.

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is this avaliable for debian - I'm getting an error unable to locate package? - Thanks M

MarkyMark2012 gravatar image MarkyMark2012  ( 2012-05-30 21:25:47 -0500 )edit

For actually-Debian, not Ubuntu?

Mac gravatar image Mac  ( 2012-05-31 06:48:13 -0500 )edit

Debian:squeeze specifically

MarkyMark2012 gravatar image MarkyMark2012  ( 2012-05-31 11:33:44 -0500 )edit

So far as I know, .debs are only built for Ubuntu, so a source install is the way to go. I like @tfoote's idea that this is a github hiccup, and you should try again (see also: don't build ROS nodes as root).

Mac gravatar image Mac  ( 2012-06-01 08:05:35 -0500 )edit

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