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kinect install instructions for electric not working

asked 2012-06-15 10:23:41 -0500

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updated 2016-10-24 09:00:40 -0500

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I've tried the apt-get install and the source based for electric on Ubuntu 11.10.

When I run the following command it errors out.

punchingpro@punchingpro:~/ros_workspace/drivers$ rosmake openni_kinect --rosdep-install
[ rosmake ] Packages requested are: ['openni_kinect']                           
[ rosmake ] Logging to directory/home/punchingpro/.ros/rosmake/rosmake_output-20120615-132043
[ rosmake ] Expanded args ['openni_kinect'] to:
['nite', 'openni', 'openni_launch', 'openni_tracker', 'openni_camera', 'depth_image_proc']
[ rosmake ] Generating Install Script using rosdep then executing. This may take a minute, you will be prompted for permissions. . .
Failed to find rosdep nite-dev for package nite on OS:ubuntu version:oneiric
Failed to find rosdep openni-dev for package openni on OS:ubuntu version:oneiric
Failed to find rosdep ps-engine for package nite on OS:ubuntu version:oneiric
[ rosmake ] rosdep install failed: Rosdep install failed                        
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answered 2012-06-20 13:59:48 -0500

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Ok, correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems you've been following this tutorial to get your kinect up and running:

I briefly attempted to follow this tutorial as well, and it got me good and stuck with the same rosdep errors for Lucid.

If you're running the a recent version of ROS Electric, then you already have the open_kinect stack here: /opt/ros/electric/stacks/openni_kinect Simply remove the tutorial's openni_ros folder from your ROS_PACKAGE_PATH. In your specific case:

rm -r ~/ros_workspace/openni_ros

Then launch your kinect!

roslaunch openni_launch openni.launch
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