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pluginlib build fails: Unknown CMake command "catkin_add_gtest".

asked 2012-10-08 13:02:14 -0500

Bryce Hathaway gravatar image

updated 2013-02-02 10:37:13 -0500

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What am I missing that would cause this error? For background, I'm attempting to build the velodyne stack from source, because I may need to run the debugger in the future. I have built ros-fuerte from source and installed in /opt/ros/fuerte. I use rosws, roslocate, and rosmake to build stuff from source.

Update: Here's how I built ros-fuerte:

sudo pip install -U rosinstall
rosinstall --catkin ~/ros-underlay http://ros.org/rosinstalls/fuerte-ros-full.rosinstall
cd ~/ros-underlay
mkdir build
cd build
cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/opt/ros/fuerte -DSETUPTOOLS_DEB_LAYOUT=OFF
cd ..
make -j8
sudo make install

That's pretty much what the ros wiki describes. I've left out installing necessary dependencies, of course. Running rosversion ros gives me 1.8.9.

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What versions of things have you installed where? Did you get the devel or release branches?

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2012-10-08 14:34:16 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-10-09 13:43:29 -0500

Bryce Hathaway gravatar image

Alright. I have an answer. When I run

roslocate info pluginlib

it returns

- hg:
    local-name: pluginlib
    meta:
      repo-name: wg-kforge
    uri: https://kforge.ros.org/common/pluginlib

Notice there's no version information. So when I use this to update using rosws, I get latest, whereas I really want the one tagged as "fuerte". Once I got the matching version, I was able to build using rosmake. To my dismay, this procedure has failed for geometry, however, but that's a different question.

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Thanks. For geometry I noticed that I had to set the branch to "fuerte_devel" and the branch for bullet to "default". I posted a question about this.http://answers.ros.org/question/48328/error-class-btmatrix3x3-has-no-member-named-getrpy-when-building-tf/

sameer gravatar image sameer  ( 2012-11-16 11:50:11 -0500 )edit

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