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Catkin overlay tutorial

asked 2013-03-14 08:23:17 -0500

Dereck gravatar image

updated 2013-03-14 10:08:02 -0500

http://ros.org/wiki/catkin/Tutorials/workspace_overlaying

When I try "wstool init" in section 3.2 i get the following error :

$ wstool init
ERROR: Cannot find required rosinstall library version, check your installation (also of vcstools) is up-to-date. One frequent cause is that rosinstall 0.5 is still installed in /usr/local/lib.
cannot import name __MULTIPRO_CMD_ALIASES__

$ rosinstall --version
rosinstall 0.6.25
vcstools:  0.1.29
SVN:       svn, version 1.7.5 (r1336830); 
Mercurial: Mercurial Distributed SCM (version 2.2.2); 
Git:       1.7.10.4; 'reset --keep': True, submodules: True
Tar:       tarfile version: $Revision: 85213 $; 
Bzr:       Bazaar (bzr) 2.6b2; 

$ which rosinstall
/usr/local/bin/rosinstall
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Can you check rosinstall --version and which rosinstall.

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2013-03-14 10:05:08 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-03-14 10:08:39 -0500

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answered 2013-03-14 08:27:03 -0500

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http://ros.org/wiki/wstool

Install from pip rather than apt-get.

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This is a possible solution if you are not on Ubuntu, but you should never need to install from pip on Ubuntu. You should remove the version from pip and install from apt if you are having trouble on Ubuntu.

William gravatar image William  ( 2013-03-14 10:00:04 -0500 )edit

I did have the version from apt and it wasn't working. I'm open to suggestions for a better way to fix this. :)

Dereck gravatar image Dereck  ( 2013-03-14 10:02:06 -0500 )edit

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