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Groovy generator error!

asked 2013-02-27 11:25:47 -0500

Noldorin gravatar image

The desktop and desktop-full generators,

http://packages.ros.org/web/rosinstall/generate/raw/groovy/desktop http://packages.ros.org/web/rosinstall/generate/raw/groovy/desktop-full

both return errors when I try to access them. In the web browser I get a long debug page with an HTTP Error 404, and running wstool init -j8 src <generator url> from the command line as part of the install install process gives an HTTP Error 500;

ERROR in config: Is not a local file, nor able to download as a URL [http://packages.ros.org/web/rosinstall/generate/raw/groovy/desktop-full]: HTTP Error 500: INTERNAL SERVER ERROR

What's going on here? I'm pretty sure this just started happening. Is there a workaround? Can we fix this ASAP please?

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I sent an email about this to ros-users a little while ago.

Dan Lazewatsky gravatar image Dan Lazewatsky  ( 2013-02-27 11:30:23 -0500 )edit

@Dan Lazewatsky: Good stuff. Unfortunately I need it to get fixed before I can continue with testing really...

Noldorin gravatar image Noldorin  ( 2013-02-27 11:53:17 -0500 )edit

I wonder if there are caches anywhere for the meanwhile...

Noldorin gravatar image Noldorin  ( 2013-02-27 12:08:40 -0500 )edit

You should be able to point wstool to a local rosinstall. If you're following the wiki instructions exactly, it'll be at ~/ros_catkin_ws/src/.rosinstall.

Dan Lazewatsky gravatar image Dan Lazewatsky  ( 2013-02-27 12:12:57 -0500 )edit

Thanks. I'll give that a go!

Noldorin gravatar image Noldorin  ( 2013-02-27 12:14:48 -0500 )edit

@Dan Lazewatsky: Unfortunately it seems to generate a LOT of errors: http://pastie.org/pastes/6351471/text -- I wonder if this is independent.

Noldorin gravatar image Noldorin  ( 2013-02-27 12:20:21 -0500 )edit

I'm surprised you didn't come up against that before. There's a question on here somewhere that I can't find with a solution. Basically, just go into the src dir, and do rm -rf tf2*, and you should be able to continue.

Dan Lazewatsky gravatar image Dan Lazewatsky  ( 2013-02-27 12:24:42 -0500 )edit

@Dan Lazewatsky: There's also errors processing catkin, roslib, opencv, and others if you notice. Are these normal too? They weren't for me when I first did it: https://gist.github.com/alexreg/4965426 -- It was me that posted that question in fact, then you posted a duplicate and I redirected you :)

Noldorin gravatar image Noldorin  ( 2013-02-27 12:42:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-03-01 15:19:15 -0500

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The 404 errors should be fixed. There seems to be an issue with reliably querying github for backend information. If you get errors like:

Failed to read package.xml file from url 'https://raw.github.com/ros-gbp/vision_opencv-release/release/groovy/cv_bridge/1.10.6-0/package.xml'

Please just try again. We'll work on becoming more robust with caching in the future.

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Thanks. That's good to know.

Noldorin gravatar image Noldorin  ( 2013-03-01 15:28:03 -0500 )edit

Glad to help. Please accept the answer using the checkmark so others don't try to answer it for you as well.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2013-03-01 15:55:15 -0500 )edit

Oh, I already did. Seems it didn't register though. Darn AJAX stuff playing up. :)

Noldorin gravatar image Noldorin  ( 2013-03-01 15:56:23 -0500 )edit

I just added a better error message now too, so you don't get a traceback. The wstool will still get 500 errors if it fails though.

William gravatar image William  ( 2013-03-01 16:26:44 -0500 )edit

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