Ask Your Question

Is there not a urdf utitlity package(liburdfom-dev or liburdfom-tools) in noetic?

asked 2021-09-14 19:07:03 -0600

abhijelly gravatar image

I'm trying to install urdf utility package to check_urdf command for my .urdf files. And when I try to install the utility package using the following commands

sudo apt-get install liburdfom-tools


sudo apt-get install liburdfom-dev

I get the following result

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package liburdfom-tools/dev #depending on the command

Am I doing something wrong or does the urdf utility package not exist in noetic?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2021-09-15 07:08:50 -0600

This package needs to be built from source. Refer to this tutorial:

For example,

$ cd ~/ros_catkin_ws/external_src

$ sudo apt-get install libboost-test-dev libtinyxml-dev

$ git clone

$ cd urdfdom

$ cmake .

$ sudo checkinstall make install

Hope this helps you

edit flag offensive delete link more


Hello! This helped, thank you! I am also trying to check my urdf using the package "urdfdom_py" but the terminal says this package cannot be found. I was wondering if you know anything about this package, if not I appreciate your reply!

PS command I am trying to run

This provides a JSON version of the robot, but crashes when the description has erros. Review the errors to fix the URDF file.

rosrun urdfdom_py display urdf robot_des.urdf
abhijelly gravatar image abhijelly  ( 2021-09-16 17:20:25 -0600 )edit

Vote on this issue please to close the question. Remember is 1 Question 1 Answer. For your next question, also remember to search for prior answers. Glad it was able to help.

osilva gravatar image osilva  ( 2021-09-16 17:32:16 -0600 )edit

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2021-09-14 19:07:03 -0600

Seen: 16 times

Last updated: Sep 15 '21