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How to add libraries in Eclipse+ROS

asked 2013-01-24 08:05:15 -0500

shan333 gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:14:59 -0500

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Hi all,

I am a newer for ROS. I want to compile ROS programs with Eclipse, that includes libraries like openCV, openNI.

Without ROS, I just need to add the library files and paths under linux gcc compiler, which can be set in eclipse project properties.

As I want to publish the computational results to control an arduino board via ROS publisher, I setup the eclipse program with ROS

but I dont know how to add external libraries and setup the compiler, here are what the program needs:





I cant find related tutorials, how can I compile the program successfully? Thanks a lot

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Here are the setup steps I followed:

shan333 gravatar image shan333  ( 2013-01-24 08:07:08 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-01-24 13:39:44 -0500

Since you followed the tutorial on IDEs you should have an autogenerated Eclipse project. So in this case you have to change the setting related to a build process in relevant CMakeLists.txt file, not in Eclipse project settings.

To link additional libraries add target_link_libraries directive to your CMakeLists.txt:

rosbuild_add_executable(my_node src/my_node.cpp)
target_link_libraries(my_node GL GLU glut opencv_core opencv_gpu)

In general, though, you may want to use find_package routine -- many of the libraries has relevant "find" modules for CMake. In case there is no such module you can always fall back to FindPkgConfig package which is a wrapper for system pkg-config utility. Please see here for more details.

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answered 2013-01-24 13:07:10 -0500

Basically you have to follow this section, which you might have already seen, and specify the package dependencies in your manifest.xml file.

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