How to run rosparam_shortcut in noetic

asked 2022-04-05 16:50:55 -0600

Francesco_R gravatar image

Good morning.

I would like to run hardware interface program for a 6 axis robot and I have used MoveIt for the inverse kinematic.

In the src directory there are the following package:

  • aubo_description (where basically it contains URDF of an Aubo robot)
  • aubo_moveit_config: a package created from MoveIt configuration
  • ros_control_boilerplate: this package is provided at this repositories: https://github.com/PickNikRobotics/ro...

I have issues compiling the package ros_control_boilerplate and in particular I think that it is for a dependencies not found: rosparam_shortcuts.

From the terminal, here what I got:

Could NOT find rosparam_shortcuts (missing: rosparam_shortcuts_DIR)
-- Could not find the required component 'rosparam_shortcuts'. The following CMake error indicates that you either need to install the package with the same name or change your environment so that it can be found.
CMake Error at /opt/ros/noetic/share/catkin/cmake/catkinConfig.cmake:83 (find_package):
  Could not find a package configuration file provided by
  "rosparam_shortcuts" with any of the following names:

    rosparam_shortcutsConfig.cmake
    rosparam_shortcuts-config.cmake

  Add the installation prefix of "rosparam_shortcuts" to CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH or
  set "rosparam_shortcuts_DIR" to a directory containing one of the above
  files.  If "rosparam_shortcuts" provides a separate development package or
  SDK, be sure it has been installed.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  ros_control_boilerplate/CMakeLists.txt:11 (find_package)

When I type from terminal

sudo apt-get install    ros-noetic-rosparam-shortcuts

but I run in error that says that it is impossible to find rosparam-shortcuts

even if I try to build from source

rosdep install -y --from-paths src --ignore-src --rosdistro $noetic

but it still doesn't work.

I think that the problem is due to the fact that rosparam_shortcuts is currently only released for ROS Kinetic and Melodic.

Is there a way to compile and run a package in Noetic even if it is released in Melodic? If it is not the case, could you please suggest me a tutorial to interface Moveit configuration with the hardware? I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS (focal), with ROS distro Noetic.

Thank you so much for your help!

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I think that the problem is due to the fact that rosparam_shortcuts is currently only released for ROS Kinetic and Melodic.

according to status_page/ros_noetic_default.html?q=rosparam_shortcuts is available for Noetic.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2022-04-06 14:10:19 -0600 )edit

thank you for your reply. Could you please give me some tips to install the package in noetic? I have tried sudo apt-get install ros-noetic-rosparam-shortcuts but it says that it is imposible to install the package.

Then I have tried to buid from source: I have cloned the package in the catkin_ws, then I run in terminal rosdep install -y --from-paths src --ignore-src --rosdistro noetic

it says that it is impossible find the package ros-noetic-rosparam-shortcuts

Should I use a different method to install the package?

Thank you

Francesco_R gravatar image Francesco_R  ( 2022-04-07 03:34:16 -0600 )edit

I would not start building things from source if the package should be available.

I suggest to figure out why you can't install it using apt.

What is the output of uname -a on your system? Have you ran a sudo apt update recently? What is the exact error message you get from apt when running sudo apt install ros-noetic-rosparam-shortcuts? Please do not paraphrase error messages.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2022-04-08 02:44:26 -0600 )edit

just tested this in a ros:noetic Docker container, and I see this:

user@machine:~$ docker run -it --rm ros:noetic
root@3452952e1c8b:/# apt update
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease [114 kB]
...
root@3452952e1c8b:/# apt install ros-noetic-rosparam-shortcuts
...
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libeigen3-dev liborocos-kdl-dev liborocos-kdl1.4 ros-noetic-eigen-conversions
Suggested packages:
  libeigen3-doc libmpfrc++-dev
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libeigen3-dev liborocos-kdl-dev liborocos-kdl1.4 ros-noetic-eigen-conversions ros-noetic-rosparam-shortcuts
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 97 not upgraded.
Need to get 1165 kB of archives.
After this operation, 8766 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

That seems to imply rosparam_shortcuts is available and can be installed on Noetic.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2022-04-08 02:48:03 -0600 )edit