catkin_make / catkin build vs make

asked 2021-05-31 20:54:44 -0500

electrophod gravatar image

Hello guys, I hope you are safe and doing well I wanted to know how different are build systems make and catkin_make / catkin build ?

Is it that they both are the same as they both have a reference CMakeLists.txt as the reference MakeFile generator ?

Do they both clash each other? I was trying to build PX4 Autopilot using make it built and later I tried to build it using catkin build but it failed. Is this a problem ?

Would like to know the nitty gritty details in this


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does the wiki give you enough context? see also this question and the catkin-tools readthedocs which might help provide more context

shonigmann gravatar image shonigmann  ( 2021-06-01 15:21:22 -0500 )edit