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Error compiling pcl_ros on Debian

asked 2012-10-04 06:42:36 -0500

mwildbolz gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:13:50 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

Hi there!

I get an error (or lets say a huge error message) when i try to compile pcl_ros on my Debian:sqeezy.

The first error is: error: ‘__s_getMD5Sum’ is not a member of ‘pcl::PointIndices’

I installed the PCL Library with the instructions given at for Debian as distro.

But at the moment, I'm not sure where to look for the problem and how to solve it.

Please give me some tips...


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answered 2012-10-09 22:16:40 -0500

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Before a compiling pcl, the FLANN package needs to be installed from sources via

git clone
make & make install

To install PCL, the solution was to explicitely take the sources from the wg-debs archive via cloning the GIT repository

 git clone

To get the package working, i had to switch some build parts on or off with the command

cmake ../ -DUSE_ROS=ON -DBUILD_TESTS=OFF -DBUILD_global_tests=OFF
          -DBUILD_examples=OFF -DBUILD_visualization=ON

before calling

make -j8 & make install

I also added the libraries libgtest-dev and libvtk5-dev to the yaml File i created (for the dependencies).

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