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Build rViz on top of Melodic

asked 2020-08-31 03:14:33 -0500

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updated 2022-03-04 06:44:09 -0500

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I am trying to build rViz on top of melodic; but think I have some of the setup incorrect. I have cloned rViz to

/home/brent/rosbuild_ws/src/rviz

I then ran

cd /home/brent/rosbuild_ws
rosws init . /opt/ros/melodic
rosdep install rviz
rosmake rviz

I see the below output which is generated in under 1 second; so I don't think anything is actually getting built.

Any tips on what is wrong with my setup would be most appreciated.

[ rosmake ] rosmake starting...                                                                                                                                                                                    
[ rosmake ] Packages requested are: ['rviz']                                                                                                                                                                       
[ rosmake ] Logging to directory /home/user/.ros/rosmake/rosmake_output-20200831-080058                                                                                                                            
[ rosmake ] Expanded args ['rviz'] to:
['rviz']                                                                                                                                                                    
[rosmake-0] Starting >>> catkin [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                           
[rosmake-1] Starting >>> urdf [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                             
[rosmake-0] Finished <<< catkin ROS_NOBUILD in package catkin
 No Makefile in package catkin                                                                                                                       
[rosmake-1] Finished <<< urdf ROS_NOBUILD in package urdf
 No Makefile in package urdf                                                                                                                             
[rosmake-0] Starting >>> genmsg [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                           
[rosmake-1] Starting >>> cpp_common [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                       
[rosmake-9] Starting >>> ros_environment [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                  
[rosmake-4] Starting >>> cmake_modules [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                    
[rosmake-5] Starting >>> rosmake [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                          
[rosmake-6] Starting >>> rosgraph [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                         
[rosmake-7] Starting >>> rosclean [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                         
[rosmake-4] Finished <<< cmake_modules ROS_NOBUILD in package cmake_modules
 No Makefile in package cmake_modules                                                                                                  
[rosmake-2] Starting >>> media_export [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                     
[rosmake-9] Finished <<< ros_environment ROS_NOBUILD in package ros_environment
 No Makefile in package ros_environment                                                                                            
[rosmake-0] Finished <<< genmsg ROS_NOBUILD in package genmsg
 No Makefile in package genmsg                                                                                                                       
[rosmake-7] Finished <<< rosclean ROS_NOBUILD in package rosclean
 No Makefile in package rosclean                                                                                                                 
[rosmake-1] Finished <<< cpp_common ROS_NOBUILD in package cpp_common
 No Makefile in package cpp_common                                                                                                           
[rosmake-5] Finished <<< rosmake ROS_NOBUILD in package rosmake
 No Makefile in package rosmake                                                                                                                    
[rosmake-4] Starting >>> class_loader [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                     
[rosmake-13] Starting >>> rospack [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                         
[rosmake-2] Finished <<< media_export ROS_NOBUILD in package media_export
 No Makefile in package media_export                                                                                                     
[rosmake-14] Starting >>> genlisp [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                         
[rosmake-15] Starting >>> genpy [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                           
[rosmake-12] Starting >>> gencpp [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                          
[rosmake-9] Starting >>> geneus [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                           
[rosmake-0] Starting >>> gennodejs [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                        
[rosmake-7] Starting >>> rostime [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                          
[rosmake-16] Starting >>> roslang [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                         
[rosmake-14] Finished <<< genlisp ROS_NOBUILD in package genlisp
 No Makefile in package genlisp                                                                                                                   
[rosmake-4] Finished <<< class_loader ROS_NOBUILD in package class_loader
 No Makefile in package class_loader                                                                                                     
[rosmake-9] Finished <<< geneus ROS_NOBUILD in package geneus
 No Makefile in package geneus                                                                                                                       
[rosmake-0] Finished <<< gennodejs ROS_NOBUILD in package gennodejs
 No Makefile in package gennodejs                                                                                                              
[rosmake-16] Finished <<< roslang ROS_NOBUILD in package roslang
 No Makefile in package roslang                                                                                                                   
[rosmake-12] Finished <<< gencpp ROS_NOBUILD in package gencpp
 No Makefile in package gencpp                                                                                                                      
[rosmake-6] Finished <<< rosgraph ROS_NOBUILD in package rosgraph
 No Makefile in package rosgraph                                                                                                                 
[rosmake-15] Finished <<< genpy ROS_NOBUILD in package genpy
 No Makefile in package genpy                                                                                                                         
[rosmake-7] Finished <<< rostime ROS_NOBUILD in package rostime
 No Makefile in package rostime                                                                                                                    
[rosmake-13] Finished <<< rospack ROS_NOBUILD in package rospack
 No Makefile in package rospack                                                                                                                   
[rosmake-6] Starting >>> rosparam [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                         
[rosmake-1] Starting >>> rosmaster [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                        
[rosmake-24] Starting >>> message_generation [ make ]                                                                                                                                                              
[rosmake-18] Starting >>> roscpp_traits [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                   
[rosmake-37] Starting >>> xmlrpcpp [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                        
[rosmake-21] Starting >>> roslib [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                          
[rosmake-39] Starting >>> rosbash [ make ]                                                                                                                                                                         
[rosmake-37] Finished <<< xmlrpcpp ROS_NOBUILD in package xmlrpcpp
 No Makefile in package xmlrpcpp                                                                                                                
[rosmake-18] Finished <<< roscpp_traits ROS_NOBUILD in ...
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answered 2020-08-31 04:27:11 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

updated 2020-08-31 04:29:33 -0500

I then ran

cd /home/brent/rosbuild_ws
rosws init . /opt/ros/melodic
rosdep install rviz
rosmake rviz

RViz has not been a rosbuild package for quite some time now.

You'll need to use Catkin to build RViz in a Catkin workspace.

In general the use of rosbuild has been deprecated for a long time. See also wiki/rosbuild.

I would recommend you always assume you have to use Catkin these days, unless the instructions specifically tell you otherwise.

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Ok great And it did seem strange to me; but I was following from http://wiki.ros.org/rviz/UserGuide Section 2.2 Build from source Are there updated build instructions anywhere that you are aware of?

bgraysea gravatar image bgraysea  ( 2020-08-31 04:33:52 -0500 )edit

I can't point you to anything RViz specific right now, but #q252478 should provide generic how-to-build-a-package-from-source-with-catkin instructions.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2020-08-31 04:54:25 -0500 )edit

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