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Depend on ros package in catkin package

asked 2013-02-15 07:45:49 -0500

Hansg91 gravatar image

updated 2013-02-15 08:40:58 -0500

Hey,

I am trying to depend on a ros package in my catkin package, but this does not seem to work (or at least not in the same way as with another catkin package).

I tried adding build_depend and run_depend in the catkin package for the ros package, and added it to:

find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS <packages>)

but then I get the error :

  Could not find a package configuration file provided by "<some ros package>" with any
  of the following names:

So my question now is, can I depend on a ros package in a catkin package, and if so, how?

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answered 2013-02-15 09:02:52 -0500

KruseT gravatar image

catkin packages are also ROS packages (usually). What you mean maybe is a rosbuild package (having manifest.xml). And no, catkin packages cannot depend on rosbuild packages, it only works the other way round. So if you want to build a package that depends on a rosbuild package, your package has to be a rosbuild package, too.

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I was afraid that would be the answer. Since ROS appears to be moving towards catkin build packages, the best solution would be to convert this rosbuild package to a catkin build package?

Hansg91 gravatar image Hansg91  ( 2013-02-15 09:07:05 -0500 )edit
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You can only do that if all the packages your package depends on are already using catkin. Else they need to be converted before.

Dirk Thomas gravatar image Dirk Thomas  ( 2013-02-15 09:10:55 -0500 )edit

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