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rosdep gives wrong home-brew packages on OSX

asked 2013-04-28 15:57:50 -0500

Kevin gravatar image

I get some strange package dependencies from rosdep on OSX. I don't think the suggested ros/groovy/geometry_experimental or ros/groovy/rqt_common_plugins are valid homebrew packages. Is this a bug?

[kevin@tardis ros_catkin_ws]$ rosdep install --from-paths src --ignore-src --rosdistro groovy -y -s
WARNING: Metapackage "common_msgs" must buildtool_depend on catkin.
WARNING: Metapackage "diagnostics" must buildtool_depend on catkin.
WARNING: Metapackage "driver_common" must buildtool_depend on catkin.
WARNING: Metapackage "geometry" must buildtool_depend on catkin.
WARNING: Metapackage "geometry_experimental" must buildtool_depend on catkin.
WARNING: Metapackage "image_common" must buildtool_depend on catkin.
WARNING: Metapackage "image_pipeline" must buildtool_depend on catkin.
WARNING: Metapackage "image_transport_plugins" must buildtool_depend on catkin.
WARNING: Metapackage "kdl" must buildtool_depend on catkin.
WARNING: Metapackage "nodelet_core" must buildtool_depend on catkin.
WARNING: Metapackage "orocos_kinematics_dynamics" must buildtool_depend on catkin.
WARNING: Metapackage "vision_opencv" must buildtool_depend on catkin.
#[homebrew] Installation commands:
  brew install pyside
  brew install ros/groovy/moveit_ros
  brew install pyqwt
  brew install ros/groovy/geometry_experimental
  brew install pyqt
  brew install tango-icon-theme
  brew install ros/groovy/rqt_common_plugins
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answered 2013-04-29 07:33:15 -0500

William gravatar image

updated 2013-04-29 07:35:23 -0500

This is not a bug, you have something which depends on packages which are not in your local workspace, i.e. in the src folder.

For example, brew install ros/groovy/moveit_ros is in there because one of the packages in your workspace depends on moveit_ros but moveit_ros is not also in your workspace.

Since you need moveit_ros and it's not in the workspace, then rosdep will try to get it from your package manager, in this case Homebrew. Since we don't have autogenerated formulae for Homebrew yet that won't work. So your choices are to ignore this and hand pick out the other dependencies you need from Homebrew which actually exist OR you can add these missing packages to your local workspace.

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OK ... good to know. I looked at the rosdep documentation, but I didn't find anything that described this behavior. Maybe it should be documented somewhere, unless I missed it.

Kevin gravatar image Kevin  ( 2013-04-29 16:00:23 -0500 )edit

There should probably be some documentation in the wiki somewhere, but this was sort of thrown together for Groovy, and no one has had cycles to improve it or document it. Though rosdep --help covers the functionality of the options.

William gravatar image William  ( 2013-04-29 19:25:51 -0500 )edit

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