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Why rosmake does not work?

asked 2013-02-03 08:05:41 -0600

Senna69 gravatar image

Hi, I'm new and I tried to use rosmake like this

rosmake demo

But I get a problem

[ rosmake ] rosmake starting...

[ rosmake ] Packages requested are: ['demo']

[ rosmake ] Logging to directory /home/senna/.ros/rosmake/rosmake_output-20130203-110054

[ rosmake ] Expanded args ['demo'] to:


[ rosmake ] WARNING: The following args could not be parsed as stacks or packages: ['demo']

[ rosmake ] ERROR: No arguments could be parsed into valid package or stack names.

No idea why. Waiting for help. Thanks.

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answered 2013-02-03 08:09:32 -0600

updated 2013-02-03 08:22:25 -0600

Hi, it seems that you have not set the ROS_PACKAGE_PATH. If demo is in your Desktop folder, first you should execute:


then you can use rosmake to execute:

rosmake demo

Hope it can help you. If you still have question, just tell.

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