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install groovy from source fails at pcl

asked 2013-04-03 20:33:44 -0500

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Hi, I'm trying to install groovy from source on a Gentoo laptop using instructions from here:

It fails while building the point cloud library. Please help on how to proceed.


The command I'm using to build is:

./src/catkin/bin/catkin_make_isolated --install-space /opt/ros/groovy --cmake-args -DSETUPTOOLS_DEB_LAYOUT=OF

This is the first error it threw up while building the pcl package:

[ 17%] Building CXX object examples/common/CMakeFiles/pcl_example_check_if_point_is_valid.dir/example_check_if_point_is_valid.cpp.o
Linking CXX shared library ../lib/
Linking CXX executable ../../bin/pcl_example_check_if_point_is_valid
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/4.6.3/../../../../x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: /usr/local/lib/vtk-5.10/libvtkCommon.a(vtkFloatArray.cxx.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `.rodata' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
/usr/local/lib/vtk-5.10/libvtkCommon.a: could not read symbols: Bad value
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [lib/] Error 1
make[1]: *** [io/CMakeFiles/pcl_io.dir/all] Error 2
make[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....

But then it goes on and then breaks down completely here:

[ 22%] Building CXX object sample_consensus/CMakeFiles/pcl_sample_consensus.dir/src/prosac.cpp.o
Linking CXX shared library ../lib/
[ 22%] Built target pcl_sample_consensus
make: *** [all] Error 2
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./src/catkin/bin/../python/catkin/", line 658, in build_workspace_isolated
    number=index + 1, of=len(ordered_packages)
  File "./src/catkin/bin/../python/catkin/", line 456, in build_package
    install, jobs, force_cmake, quiet, last_env, cmake_args, make_args
  File "./src/catkin/bin/../python/catkin/", line 359, in build_cmake_package
    run_command(make_cmd, build_dir, quiet)
  File "./src/catkin/bin/../python/catkin/", line 186, in run_command
    raise subprocess.CalledProcessError(proc.returncode, ' '.join(cmd))
CalledProcessError: Command '/home/ro/ros_catkin_ws/devel_isolated/nodelet_topic_tools/ make -j4 -l4' returned non-zero exit status 2
<== Failed to process package 'pcl': 
  Command '/home/ro/ros_catkin_ws/devel_isolated/nodelet_topic_tools/ make -j4 -l4' returned non-zero exit status 2

Reproduce this error by running:
==> /home/ro/ros_catkin_ws/devel_isolated/nodelet_topic_tools/ make -j4 -l4

Command failed, exiting.
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answered 2013-04-04 11:25:59 -0500

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You need to fix your installation of VTK for your 64 bit architecture. You do not appear to have compiled it with -fPIC as stated in the error message.

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Yes, I had to rebuild vtk from source and it worked. Thanks.

logicalguy gravatar image logicalguy  ( 2013-04-05 01:48:57 -0500 )edit

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