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asked 2012-08-04 06:36:43 -0600

Fabien R gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:13:14 -0600

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I installed fuerte catkin on my amd64/sid. rosdep check ros_comm ran OK. But rosdep install turtlesim returned

ERROR: the following packages/stacks could not have their rosdep keys resolved to system dependencies: turtlesim: No definition of [qt4-qmake] for OS [debian]

Thus I updated my file rosdep.yaml by adding these lines:

qt4-qmake: debian: qt4-qmake

I updated the file /etc/ros/rosdep/sources.list.d/20-default.list by adding this line:

yaml file:///home/fabien/robot/ros/ros/rosdep.yaml debian

But rosdep update ends with this error:

ERROR: invalid sources list file: line: yaml file:///home/fabien/robot/ros/ros/rosdep.yaml debian url must be a fully-specified URL with scheme, hostname, and path: file:///home/fabien/robot/ros/ros/rosdep.yaml

Any hints

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@joq: Ok. I will give a try to commit my changes. As I'm not yet familiar with git, I hope I will not mess things up :-)

Fabien R gravatar image Fabien R  ( 2012-08-11 05:26:55 -0600 )edit

I encountered this problem while I tested the update from my git repository: ERROR: unable to process source []: mapping values are not allowed here in "<string>", line 6, column 19:

Fabien R gravatar image Fabien R  ( 2012-08-11 06:48:56 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-08-05 04:44:12 -0600

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The best solution is to contribute the missing rules.

That way, the problem you discovered will be fixed for other Debian users.

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answered 2014-06-12 10:44:29 -0600

Jose Luis gravatar image

I had the same problem as you have. In my case, I've gotten it to work with the same sentence without "debian" at the end.

That is to say: yaml file:///home/fabien/robot/ros/ros/rosdep.yaml

Obviously with my package path.

I hope it helps you

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answered 2012-08-05 04:22:09 -0600

Fabien R gravatar image

I had to put the file rosdep.yaml on a local webserver to make it work.

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