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rostime module not found

asked 2012-07-09 08:22:43 -0500

shuo gravatar image

updated 2012-07-09 09:52:35 -0500

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When I ran rosbridge, it gives me:

ros@ubuntu:~$ rosrun rosbridge
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/brown_remotelab/rosbridge/bin/", line 2, in <module>
    from ROSProxy import ROSProxy
  File "/opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/brown_remotelab/rosbridge/bin/ROSProxy/", line 1, in <module>
    from ROSProxy import ROSProxy
  File "/opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/brown_remotelab/rosbridge/bin/ROSProxy/", line 6, in <module>
    import roslib.rostime
ImportError: No module named rostime

I installed the rosbridge as a fuerte version: sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-brown-remotelab. Since it is updated. why do I still have this problem? Also, I tried to run:

svn co rosbridge

it says:

svn: 'rosbridge' is already a working copy for a different URL

so what should I do? Thanks.

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What URL does svn info report?

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-07-09 09:55:50 -0500 )edit

Hi, joq, thanks! Problem solved already.

shuo gravatar image shuo  ( 2012-07-11 09:11:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-07-10 12:47:49 -0500

updated 2012-07-10 12:48:20 -0500

Hi Shuo,

This problem is caused by a change in ROS between electric and fuerte. The rostime module was moved from roslib to rospy. Thus, when importing roslib.rostime, we now get an ImportError

We have implemented a fix for this and it has been checked into the experimental version of rosbridge. As you mentioned in your post, you can check this out using

svn co rosbridge

With regard to your svn error, I think you might be trying to SVN checkout into a folder that is already under SVN version control. Please try checking out experimental rosbridge into a fresh folder.

Finally, since you will probably have multiple rosbridge packages on your ROS package path, do a quick check to make sure that the experimental rosbridge is the first rosbridge that ROS finds. (Just roscd rosbridge and make sure that takes you to the folder that you just created)

This should fix your problem.

Cheers, Jon

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In that case, could you please change the rosbag.bag documentation to reflect this change? This has been confusing me for a long time.

vlonge gravatar image vlonge  ( 2017-07-10 15:24:58 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-07-11 09:12:53 -0500

shuo gravatar image

@ Jon,thanks very much. Problem solved !



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