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wstool init fails

asked 2013-03-10 13:32:54 -0500

DrBot gravatar image

updated 2013-03-11 09:09:45 -0500

William gravatar image

I am trying to build catkin workspace following instructions.

mkdir -p  ~/overlay_ws
cd ~/overlay_ws
mkdir -p src
cd src
wstool init

But it is failing with:

ubuntu:~/overlay_ws/src$ wstool init
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/wstool", line 63, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/wstool/", line 217, in wstool_main
    'info': cli.cmd_info,
AttributeError: WstoolCLI instance has no attribute 'cmd_info'
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You should open an issue on the wstool issue tracker so that a better error message is displayed when this error occurs:

William gravatar image William  ( 2013-03-11 09:08:26 -0500 )edit
William gravatar image William  ( 2013-03-11 09:15:35 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-03-11 09:56:56 -0500

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This looks like your version of wstool is the most recent, but rosinstall is not up-to-date. This can happen on Ubuntu in particular if you have an old version of rosinstall in /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages. Remove anything named rosinstall* or vcstool* in there.

The syntax should be okay, though the added dot as kalectro suggest is also okay, so that might be a workaround. Still you should update.

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answered 2013-03-10 16:35:13 -0500

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updated 2013-03-10 16:35:41 -0500

Your formatting is really bad. You will have more people reading your question if you format your question a little nicer.

As far as I can see you are missing a dot. The command should be

wstool init .

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