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turtlebot does not bring-up after ROS Groovy Update

asked 2013-03-31 00:16:58 -0500

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We working fine with Turtlebot 2 under Groovy We update ros-groovy, and then, the turtlebot fails to bringup with either minimal or turtlebot launch files. We got this error


Traceback (most recent call last): File "/opt/ros/groovy/stacks/xacro/", line 35, in <module> xacro.main() File "/opt/ros/groovy/stacks/xacro/src/", line 554, in main process_includes(doc, os.path.dirname(sys.argv[1])) File "/opt/ros/groovy/stacks/xacro/src/", line 202, in process_includes raise XacroException("included file \"%s\" could not be opened: %s" % (filename, str(e))) xacro.XacroException: included file "/opt/ros/groovy/stacks/turtlebot/turtlebot_description/urdf/gazebo.urdf.xacro" could not be opened: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/opt/ros/groovy/stacks/turtlebot/turtlebot_description/urdf/gazebo.urdf.xacro' while processing /opt/ros/groovy/stacks/turtlebot/turtlebot_bringup/launch/includes/_robot.launch: Invalid tag: Cannot load command parameter [robot_description]: command [/opt/ros/groovy/stacks/xacro/ '/opt/ros/groovy/stacks/turtlebot/turtlebot_description/robots/kobuki_hexagons_kinect.urdf.xacro'] returned with code [1].

Param xml is


Any solution for this?

Thanks Anis

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answered 2013-03-31 11:06:35 -0500

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Just go to folder:


and rename turtlebot_gazebo.urdf.xacro to gazebo.urdf.xacro

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How can I rename it? It says Permission denied, It doesn't let me change anything.

kurtbra gravatar image kurtbra  ( 2013-06-21 06:05:33 -0500 )edit

Its rather straight-forward. Type: "gksu nautilus", it will give you the rights to change the root folder.

Mrit91 gravatar image Mrit91  ( 2013-06-28 05:56:34 -0500 )edit

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