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Boost error when building Fuerte on OS X mountain lion (10.8.1)

asked 2012-09-10 23:38:42 -0600

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updated 2012-09-14 08:36:04 -0600

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I am trying to install ROS Fuerte on Mac OS X mountain lion (10.8.1) as per the guide. When I make ros-underlay/build I get this error. I tried to revert to boost 1.49.0 instead since some have had success with this, but it did not help.

Anyone got an idea how to solve this issue?

[  3%] Built target std_msgs_gencpp
[  6%] Built target std_msgs_genlisp
[ 10%] Built target std_msgs_genpy
[ 11%] Built target rospack
[ 11%] Built target rospackexe
[ 11%] Built target rosstackexe
[ 11%] Built target roslib
[ 11%] Built target cpp_common
Linking CXX shared library ../../lib/librostime.dylib
Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64:
  "boost::system::system_category()", referenced from:
      ___cxx_global_var_init3 in time.cpp.o
      boost::thread_exception::thread_exception(int, char const*) in time.cpp.o
  "boost::system::generic_category()", referenced from:
      ___cxx_global_var_init1 in time.cpp.o
      ___cxx_global_var_init2 in time.cpp.o
ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture x86_64
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
make[2]: *** [lib/librostime.dylib] Error 1
make[1]: *** [roscpp_core/rostime/CMakeFiles/rostime.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

Edit: So I got past this error by adding Williams pull request for rostime/CMakeLists.txt

find_package(Boost REQUIRED COMPONENTS date_time thread system)

Had to also install libtool, autoconf and automake, which was not mentioned in the guide. However, now I get a new error when doing brew install log4cxx the top level error: version mismatch.  This is Automake 1.12.3, but the definition used by this AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE comes from Automake 1.9.6.  You should recreate aclocal.m4 with aclocal and run automake again.

Edit2: brew --config returns

HEAD: f53ef3529c14f5848d7c51c6896ecdc4ba0750d7
HOMEBREW_CELLAR: /usr/local/Cellar
CPU: dual-core 64-bit penryn
OS X: 10.8.1-x86_64
Xcode: 4.4.1
LLVM-GCC: build 2336
Clang: 4.0 build 421
System Ruby: 1.8.7-358
Perl: /usr/bin/perl
Python: /usr/bin/python
Ruby: /usr/bin/ruby => /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/bin/ruby

Edit3: Wow got it working, except for a small error when doing rosdep install -a in the guide. Other than that, I can now run roscore etc. Will update later when I get a better overview of what I did to get it to work.

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Lorenz gravatar image Lorenz  ( 2012-09-10 23:52:34 -0600 )edit

Updated to reflect my progress. I got past the boost error by adding Williams pull request. Also, I updated boost to 1.50.0 with no issues.

tropic gravatar image tropic  ( 2012-09-12 05:17:38 -0600 )edit

The log4cxx error looks brew specific. Have you checked the issue tracker for Homebrew on to see if it has been reported? I am testing the log4cxx install on my machine right now.

WilliamWoodall gravatar image WilliamWoodall  ( 2012-09-12 06:48:03 -0600 )edit

log4cxx builds successfully on my machine. I do not have autoconf/automake/libtool installed and my xcode/clt version is 4.4.1

WilliamWoodall gravatar image WilliamWoodall  ( 2012-09-12 07:06:56 -0600 )edit

I do not see any open issues for log4cxx on the homebrew issue tracker. What version do you have installed? I also have xcode 4.4.1.

tropic gravatar image tropic  ( 2012-09-13 09:53:20 -0600 )edit

I removed autoconf/automake/libtool again with brew and now I get this again ./ line 23: glibtoolize: command not found ./ line 27: aclocal: command not found ./ line 28: autoconf: command not found ./ line 29: automake: command not found

tropic gravatar image tropic  ( 2012-09-13 09:55:01 -0600 )edit

What is the output of brew doctor? This might be something you need to raise on the Homebrew issue tracker. Make sure you review before submitting a ticket to them.

WilliamWoodall gravatar image WilliamWoodall  ( 2012-09-13 09:55:36 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-09-11 05:06:49 -0600

This appears to be a duplicate of this question:

There was a problem with a missing library dependency in rostime. It has been fixed, but not in the version that the OSX install guide instructions download. Try William's patch in the previous post.

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Additionally, I'm not sure that any work on 10.8 has happened yet. It may be worth it to hold off on updating for a bit until homebrew and ROS catch up to the new release.

mjcarroll gravatar image mjcarroll  ( 2012-09-11 08:40:10 -0600 )edit

I don't know that it's officially supported and you might have better luck with Lion, but I'm running Fuerte on 10.8 right now without any major issues. I've passed along the issues I ran into to William, but I'm not sure that it has all been incorporated upstream or into the guide.

david.hodo gravatar image david.hodo  ( 2012-09-11 08:44:35 -0600 )edit

The patch in question has been merged and will be in the next release of roscpp_core.

WilliamWoodall gravatar image WilliamWoodall  ( 2012-09-11 08:53:49 -0600 )edit

The new version of roscpp_core has been released I believe.

WilliamWoodall gravatar image WilliamWoodall  ( 2012-09-11 17:53:12 -0600 )edit

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