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(Groovy @ 12.04) Error on: $ ./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated --install

asked 2013-01-08 14:50:00 -0600

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When I run the following command:

$ ./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated --install

I get the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated", line 74, in <module> main()
File "./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated", line 70, in main quiet=mot args.verbose
File "./src/catkin/bin/.../python/catkin/", line 494, in build_workspace_isolated number=index + 1, of=len(packages)
File "./src/catkin/bin/.../python/catkin/", line 315, in build_package build_catkin_package(path, package, spaces, options)
File "./src/catkin/bin/.../python/catkin/", line 219, in build_catkin_package run_command_colorized(cmake_cmd, build_dir, options['quiet'])
File "./src/catkin/bin/.../python/catkin/", line 121, in run_command_colorized stdout=subprocess.PIPE, stderr=subprocess.STDOUT
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 679, in ___init___ errread, errwrite) 
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1249, in _executed_child raise child_exception)
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

Any suggestions? Kernel is armv7l

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does ./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make --install work? This will only work if you remove all non-catkin packages from the src folder

kalectro gravatar image kalectro  ( 2013-01-08 16:26:53 -0600 )edit

UPDATE: It was an error linked to my other issue described in ((Groovy @ 12.04) E: Package 'libtbb-dev' has no installation candidate)

amrivera gravatar image amrivera  ( 2013-01-09 04:42:37 -0600 )edit

HOWEVER: Now that it is working, I am getting an error after installing Package 10 of 153, right after: ==> make -j2 in '/home/ubuntu/ros_catkin_ws/build_isolated/flann' error: My Terminal Emulator is killing my ubuntu.img image connection, causing my androidVNC to shut down.

amrivera gravatar image amrivera  ( 2013-01-09 04:48:18 -0600 )edit

(Please note that the CPU Usage Monitor is way high during this part.) Any suggestions to work around this?

amrivera gravatar image amrivera  ( 2013-01-09 04:49:03 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-01-08 21:52:18 -0600

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catkin_make_isolated is still somewhat in beta status.

File "./src/catkin/bin/.../python/catkin/"

attempts to run a shell command like

cmake /path/to/somepackage -D...

This raises "No such file or directory". This could mean you do not have cmake installed, or the path given to cmake does not exist. To debug further change File


in build_catkin_package, make the following change:

-    run_command_colorized(cmake_cmd, build_dir, options['quiet'])
+    try:
+        run_command_colorized(cmake_cmd, build_dir, options['quiet'])
+    except OSError:
+        sys.stderr.write('Command failed: %s" % cmake_cmd)
+        raise

Run this again, this should give you the command that failed. Run this manually on the shell and find out what goes wrong. If you find this is a bug in catkin, create a ticket at and post what the command was in your case.

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