Issues in cv_bridge with ros melodic

asked 2020-06-07 04:44:21 -0600

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updated 2020-06-07 06:02:10 -0600

gvdhoorn gravatar image


I have an image-based python tool which I am using with ros melodic. I am workingon releasing it's ros package. It uses cv_bridge.

When I directly run the main file with python2 'python2' It works perfectly well and I get the desired output!!!

But when I build the codebase in catkin workspace and run rosrun package_name on one terminal and launch ros usb cam in other terminal I get this error as soon as the tool starts receiving the image.

[ERROR] [1591520144.752339]: bad callback: <bound method ListenerCamera.__callback of <comm.ros.listenerCamera.ListenerCamera object at 0x7fe9838de6a0>>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/ros/melodic/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rospy/", line 750, in _invoke_callback
  File "/home/pankhuri/colortuner-ws/src/jderobot_color_tuner/comm/ros/", line 98, in __callback
    image = imageMsg2Image(img, self.bridge)
  File "/home/pankhuri/colortuner-ws/src/jderobot_color_tuner/comm/ros/", line 64, in imageMsg2Image
    cv_image = bridge.imgmsg_to_cv2(img, "rgb8")
  File "/opt/ros/melodic/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/cv_bridge/", line 163, in imgmsg_to_cv2
    dtype, n_channels = self.encoding_to_dtype_with_channels(img_msg.encoding)
  File "/opt/ros/melodic/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/cv_bridge/", line 99, in encoding_to_dtype_with_channels
    return self.cvtype2_to_dtype_with_channels(self.encoding_to_cvtype2(encoding))
  File "/opt/ros/melodic/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/cv_bridge/", line 91, in encoding_to_cvtype2
    from cv_bridge.boost.cv_bridge_boost import getCvType
ImportError: dynamic module does not define module export function (PyInit_cv_bridge_boost)

When I try the code with 'python3' I get the same error, so I understood the reason is version problem in python2 , python2 and opencv versions. I further read cv_bridge doesn't work for ros melodic and it is supposed to use opencv 3. My codebase uses opencv2.

What would be the best solution in this case? Can we somehow set the variables in Cmakelist.txt to use opencv2 for ros melodic? The way I tried, gave me errors while building the package

CMake Error at jderobot_color_tuner/CMakeLists.txt:17 (find_package):
  Could not find a configuration file for package "OpenCV" that is compatible
  with requested version "2".

  The following configuration files were considered but not accepted:

    /usr/local/share/OpenCV/OpenCVConfig.cmake, version: 3.2.0
    /usr/share/OpenCV/OpenCVConfig.cmake, version: 3.2.0


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gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2020-06-07 06:02:50 -0600 )edit