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Error something to do with "" after migrating to Fuerte

asked 2012-11-10 21:13:02 -0500

alfa_80 gravatar image

updated 2012-11-11 06:54:45 -0500

I've just migrated from Electric to Fuerte. But after running a node via rosrun command, I received an error message as below:

error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

How do I fix this? Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Running the command "env | fgrep ROS" as suggested by @joq I receive:

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answered 2012-11-11 05:19:50 -0500

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updated 2012-11-13 01:52:03 -0500

$ dpkg -S
ros-fuerte-perception-pcl: /opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/perception_pcl/pcl_ros/lib/

Do you have ros-fuerte-perception-pcl installed?

EDIT: I would try to get the basic Fuerte Ubuntu Debian package install working first, before tackling any source overlays. What does this print?

env | fgrep ROS

EDIT2: That mostly looks right. My system defines a few other things that could be significant:


Also, my ROS_PACKAGE_PATH ends with this:


I don't know if any of that matters, but it's worth a try.

EDIT3: What if you reduce the package path to the minimum?

export ROS_PACKAGE_PATH=/opt/ros/fuerte/stacks:/opt/ros/fuerte/share:/opt/ros/fuerte/share/ros

EDIT4: Do you have this defined?


EDIT5: Frustrating, and I'll be away for the next few hours.

Does your node have <depend package="pcl_ros"> in its manifest.xml?

EDIT6: For future readers: when upgrading to a new ROS distribution, always rebuild your source trees from scratch. Either use make clean or check out a new working copy. The results of not doing that can be quite strange.

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I have the library and in the path like above and when I install that package, it said it's already installed. Is this a bug in the Fuerte path management because it couldn't be able to search it automatically?

alfa_80 gravatar image alfa_80  ( 2012-11-11 06:00:12 -0500 )edit

More likely there is something wrong with your $ROS_PACKAGE_PATH. There are some differences in the way the Fuerte environment variables are set up. Try sourcing /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash directly.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-11-11 06:09:31 -0500 )edit

It's already set as source /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash in my bashrc BTW and only that which is "source"d. Any other alternatives to resolve this?

alfa_80 gravatar image alfa_80  ( 2012-11-11 06:13:16 -0500 )edit

Or do I need to apply the overlay( No need right because I just follow step-by-step instruction from this(

alfa_80 gravatar image alfa_80  ( 2012-11-11 06:40:26 -0500 )edit

@joq: I'm not on Debian anyway, I'm on ubuntu, perhaps I didn't get you.

alfa_80 gravatar image alfa_80  ( 2012-11-11 06:56:36 -0500 )edit

I've tried to append and add some more configuration as you suggested, but still not resolved.

alfa_80 gravatar image alfa_80  ( 2012-11-11 07:20:21 -0500 )edit

@joq: Reducing the package path also doesn't improve.

alfa_80 gravatar image alfa_80  ( 2012-11-11 07:53:17 -0500 )edit

@joq: Yes, I do have. The same I receive as "/opt/ros/fuerte/lib:".

alfa_80 gravatar image alfa_80  ( 2012-11-11 08:12:46 -0500 )edit

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