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driver_base package for ROS Noetic?

asked 2020-06-05 02:37:16 -0500

franke gravatar image

updated 2020-06-05 02:52:50 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

Can someone please tell me why there is no driver_base package for ROS Noetic?

I want to install camera_aravis package on Ubuntu20.04 and ROS-Noetic. Downloadad the github repository ( and tried to install that package via catkin_make in my catkin_workspace.

That error occurs:

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

So I was searching for driver_base package and found there there is no release for ROS-Noetic (

But as I understand that package is fundamentally important.

Any help? Many thanks!

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I have exactly the same problem.

Can anybody tell me whether there will be a release for driver_base package in Noetic? Or is there an alternative to create camera_aravis package in any other way?

Thanks in advance!

martenf94 gravatar image martenf94  ( 2020-07-16 04:36:16 -0500 )edit

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answered 2020-06-05 04:17:51 -0500

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According to ros-drivers/driver_common#9, the package is EOL, which means it's probably not being maintained any more.

It has been released into Melodic though, so it could perhaps be released for Noetic, but with no active maintainer(s), this is uncertain.

I'd advise you to open an issue on the issue tracker to discuss a Noetic release.

In the meantime, you could git clone the repository into your workspace and see whether you can build it.

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