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Mac OSX (Moutain Lion) install didn't finish with ROS Eclectic

asked 2012-12-02 17:02:29 -0500

updated 2012-12-03 14:18:26 -0500

Kevin gravatar image


I got the following error when tried to do the rosdep install with the full package in ROS...

Error: No available formula for gtest Failed to install gtest! [ rosmake ] rosdep install failed: Rosdep install failed
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/rosinstall", line 16, in <module> sys.exit(not rosinstall_main(sys.argv)) File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/rosinstall/", line 229, in rosinstall_main options.catkinpp) File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/rosinstall/", line 100, in cmd_generate_ros_files subprocess.check_call("source %s && rosmake ros%s --rosdep-install%s" % (os.path.join(path, ''), ros_comm_insert, rosdep_yes_insert), shell=True, executable='/bin/bash') File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/", line 511, in check_call raise CalledProcessError(retcode, cmd) subprocess.CalledProcessError: Command 'source /Users/shyamal/ros/ && rosmake ros ros_comm --rosdep-install' returned non-zero exit status 1

Why is ROS broken on Mountain Lion? If it is still broken, how do I uninstall all the tools that I just installed to get all the way up to the rosdep install command? If you have any bugs with the OSX version, could I please help to make it work because I hate using ROS on Ubuntu (currently the defacto OS of choice)?

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answered 2012-12-03 05:26:22 -0500

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You can install it manually, but until we figure out a better way of distributing it that is the best solution.

We don't want to distribute gtest with ROS because on Ubuntu there is a package which distributes the source for us.

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