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Missing resource hokuyo_node

asked 2012-11-14 14:14:42 -0600

dan gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:14:16 -0600

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I am trying to use a Hokuyo rangefinder, following the tutorial, but fail at the first step: rosdep install hokuyo_node rviz

It seems that hokuyo_node is not in ROS_PACKAGE_PATH:

    ERROR: Rosdep cannot find all required resources to answer your query
 Missing resource hokuyo_node ROS path 
    [0]=/opt/ros/fuerte/share/ros ROS path 
    [1]=/home/dbarry/fuerte_workspace/sandbox ROS path 
    [2]=/opt/ros/fuerte/stacks ROS path 
    [3]=/opt/ros/fuerte/share ROS path 

But hokuyo_node is in what seems an odd spot: /opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/simulator_gazebo/gazebo_plugins/

and adding that path to ROS_PACKAGE_PATH does not help.

I must be missing something obvious, but need help figuring it out. Using Ubuntu 12.04, ROS fuerte

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answered 2012-11-14 15:28:07 -0600

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The hokoyu_node in gazebo_plugins is just an executable. You are missing the package. You can install it using

sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-laser-drivers

Or you can install it locally using

rosco hokuyo_node

This requires the rosinstall bundle:

sudo apt-get install python-rosinstall

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Excellent answer! I updated the wiki here:

dan gravatar image dan  ( 2012-11-14 15:44:48 -0600 )edit

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