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actionlib_msgs required as build and exec dependencie, but not mentioned in tutorial.

asked 2021-02-09 09:17:33 -0600

LennartL gravatar image

I am trying to implement my first action server on my own. I am following the following tutorial closely:

After modifying my CMakeLists.txt as described in the tutorial and adding


to my package.xml, catkin_make demanded actionlib_msgs to be a build and an exec dependency. So I added


to the package.xml.

My question is why this is required and why it is not mentioned in the tutorial.

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 an Ros Noetic.

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jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2021-03-27 20:53:15 -0600 )edit

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answered 2021-03-25 10:22:18 -0600

It's required because the tutorial uses it in the CMakeLists.txt:

find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS actionlib_msgs)

So the tutorial probably also should mention this needs to be in the package.xml

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