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Problem with sbpl package

asked 2012-07-23 23:06:24 -0500

egoitzas gravatar image

updated 2014-04-20 14:06:46 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image


I'm working with Ubuntu 10.04 and ROS Electric to deal with the Robotnik Summit robot. When installing the navigation_experimental stack (, I have some problems when building these two packages:

sbpl_lattice_planner sbpl_recovery

When doing the "rosmake" for those two packages, I get the same error, this one:

CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/FindPkgConfig.cmake:266 (message): A required package was not found Call Stack (most recent call first): /usr/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/FindPkgConfig.cmake:320 (_pkg_check_modules_internal) CMakeLists.txt:15 (pkg_check_modules)

When doing the "rosdep install", it says that the package "sbpl" cannot be found. But the strange thing is that I have that package installed. In fact, if I do:

rospack find sbpl

It finds the package, with this path:


The path of navigation_experimental is:


The "rospack find" finds the sbpl package, but when installing other packages it can't find it.

Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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answered 2012-07-25 03:48:20 -0500

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I'm willing to bet you're using the fuerte version of navigation_experimental with the electric version of SBPL. The fuerte version uses the new build system which treats SBPL as a system dependency instead of a ROS package. Assuming you checked navigation_experimental out from source control, you should be able to checkout the tagged 'electric' version which looks for the 'ROS package' version of SBPL.

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answered 2012-09-12 00:48:21 -0500

updated 2012-09-12 00:48:48 -0500

Check the manifest file of sbpl_latticle_planner to have a line:

<depend package="sbpl"/>

instead of:

<rosdep name="sbpl"/>
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answered 2012-09-10 10:23:15 -0500

RamAlien gravatar image


Following this post, we would like to download the electric version of navigation_experimental stack.

Could you please guide us on how to do so ?

Best Regards Praveen

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