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catkin_make_isolated fails with "--install-space /opt/ros/groovy"

asked 2013-03-25 17:41:33 -0500

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Environment) OSX 10.8.2, Groovy following this tutorial.

$ ./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated --install

seems to successfully build groovy desktop. This workaround for sip related error worked.

However the following fails. The solution for sip above doesn't make any difference.

$ sudo ./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated --install --install-space /opt/ros/groovy
ImportError: No module named sipconfig

Full error output.

What's wrong?

As a workaround I might be able to build first with 1st method then move the artifact to the different folder (under /opt in this case) but because script files generated by catkin contains absolute path it's cumbersome.

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answered 2013-03-25 19:30:28 -0500

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updated 2013-03-25 19:32:37 -0500

The problem is that most likely your 'sudo' environment does not have the sip module in its path. I bet if you do:

$ sudo bash
# ./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated --install --install-space /opt/ros/groovy

That it would work. Another solution would be to create the /opt/ros folder and then make it user writable therefore you will not have to use sudo every time:

$ sudo mkdir -p /opt/ros
$ sudo chmod a+w /opt/ros
$ ./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated --install --install-space /opt/ros/groovy

But honestly why install it to /opt/ros/groovy? Why not ~/groovy?

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Thanks, now trying. /opt/ros I thought is recommended in wiki.

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2013-03-25 20:32:23 -0500 )edit

There is a note here: but that just says if you "want to" the official lines don't tell you to do so. It is completely optional, there is no functional difference.

William gravatar image William  ( 2013-03-26 07:18:04 -0500 )edit

Makes sense. Actually there seems to be still other issue when I use sudo other than the issue I noted (in my case gencpp complains) so I just use non-sudo env.

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2013-03-27 22:46:19 -0500 )edit

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