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[Error] nodelet pcl/* crash

asked 2013-02-09 07:01:20 -0500

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I've switch to Groovy and we i tried to run my launch file with calls a pcl nodelet, the nodelet crashes.

I tried to load it manualy (command-line) and i'm getting the same error.

I do

$ rosrun nodelet nodelet manager __name:=nodelet_manager

And get

[ INFO] [1360435647.453864706]: Initializing nodelet with 8 worker threads.

all OK.

In another terminal i run:

$ rosrun nodelet nodelet load pcl/PassThrough nodelet_manager ~input:="/camera/depth_registered/points"

and i get:

[ INFO] [1360435704.541942377]: Loading nodelet /pcl_PassThrough of type pcl/PassThrough to manager nodelet_manager with the following remappings:
[ INFO] [1360435704.542172024]: /pcl_PassThrough/input -> /camera/depth_registered/points
[FATAL] [1360435704.550783258]: Service call failed!

and on the 1st terminal (nodelet manager) i get

[ERROR] [1360435704.550185447, 1358879347.082131986]: Failed to load nodelet [/pcl_PassThrough] of type [pcl/PassThrough]: According to the loaded plugin descriptions the class pcl/PassThrough with base class type nodelet::Nodelet does not exist. Declared types are  depth_image_proc/convert_metric depth_image_proc/disparity depth_image_proc/point_cloud_xyz depth_image_proc/point_cloud_xyzrgb depth_image_proc/register image_proc/crop_decimate image_proc/debayer image_proc/rectify image_view/disparity image_view/image nodelet_tutorial_math/Plus openni_camera/driver stereo_image_proc/disparity stereo_image_proc/point_cloud stereo_image_proc/point_cloud2

This happens even without running anything that publish the /camera/depth_registered/points. I can make this happen with just 3 terminals, the roscore and the two i described here.

Also this happens for the Passtrough, VoxelGrid, StatisticalOutlierRemoval


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I get the same error using the very latest Groovy debs (pushed just last night) and Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Everything was working fine under Fuerte. Ticket submitted here

Pi Robot gravatar image Pi Robot  ( 2013-03-04 05:30:53 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-03-07 15:08:39 -0500

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This has now been fixed in the latest Groovy debs. See the (now closed) ticket at:

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answered 2013-02-11 09:25:40 -0500

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updated 2013-02-12 02:51:20 -0500


Or i'm doing someting very stupid or the pcl filter nodelet is wrong, (has a bug). I format the linux partition and installed again the Ubuntu 12.04 32 bits. On a fresh install of ROS Groovy (exactly like the instructions) i run the same commands that i put on the OP and i get the same thing! Even without installing openni-camera or openni-launch.

I just test it now. I don't even need to remap the input, simply doing

rosrun nodelet nodelet load pcl/PassThrough nodelet_manager

makes the same error.

On a fresh install of Fuerte it runs ok!

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