ROSBerry Catkin Workspace: rosinstall_generator

asked 2021-03-04 17:06:45 -0500

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updated 2022-05-28 16:58:19 -0500

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Hello, I'm facing an issue while creating the bootstrap dependencies. I'm following the following link for setting it up:

I'm getting a socket.timeout error after executing the line,

$ rosinstall_generator ros_comm --rosdistro melodic --deps --wet-only --tar > melodic-ros_comm-wet.rosinstall
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/rosinstall_generator", line 11, in <module>
    load_entry_point('rosinstall-generator==0.1.22', 'console_scripts', 'rosinstall_generator')()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosinstall_generator/", line 163, in main
    upstream_version_tag=args.upstream, upstream_source_version=args.upstream_development)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosinstall_generator/", line 267, in generate_rosinstall
    wet_package_names, unreleased_repo_names = _get_packages_for_repos(distro_name, repo_names, source=upstream_source_version)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosinstall_generator/", line 93, in _get_packages_for_repos
    wet_distro = get_wet_distro(distro_name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosinstall_generator/", line 224, in get_wet_distro
    _wet_distro = _get_wet_distro(distro_name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosinstall_generator/", line 46, in get_distro
    return get_cached_distribution(index, distro_name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosdistro/", line 137, in get_cached_distribution
    cache = get_distribution_cache(index, dist_name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosdistro/", line 177, in get_distribution_cache
    yaml_str = get_distribution_cache_string(index, dist_name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosdistro/", line 164, in get_distribution_cache_string
    yaml_gz_str = load_url(url, skip_decode=True)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/rosdistro/", line 63, in load_url
    contents =
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 355, in read
    data = self._sock.recv(rbufsize)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 607, in read
    s =
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 384, in read
    data = self._sock.recv(left)
socket.timeout: timed out

I tried installing ROS Kinetic and Melodic but facing the same issue.

What course of action would you suggest?

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gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2021-03-05 04:24:45 -0500 )edit