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Compiling single package under winros

asked 2013-06-09 23:19:55 -0500

ChrisEule gravatar image

Hello guys,

I have successfully installed winros on my Win7 system and need to create my own Messagetype. This worked very well by createing a CMakeLists.txt in the directory and adding these two lines.

add_message_files(DIRECTORY msg FILES message.msg)

I tried to compile the package with cmake but that didn't work. I got stucked with an error about the message_generationConfig.cmake which I found under C:\opt\ros\groovy\x86\share\message_generation\cmake. The commandline output advised me to add that path to an environment variable like message_generation_DIR but that haven't worked. Well, I finally compiled all packages and my own with the messagetypes again with "winros_make" and then the Headerfile was generated.

Has anybody figured out how to compile one single package with cmake or has somebody used the rosmake component under winros?

Best regards

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answered 2013-06-10 01:10:34 -0500

Daniel Stonier gravatar image

The winros_make command just makes a call out to cmake, but potentially passes alot of variables. You can see part of winros_make's scripting which makes the call here.

You should also see the output for the cmake command that winros_make executed directly on standard output (check the print lines in the script above). At any rate, that should give you an idea of what magic winros_make is doing under the hood.

Note that rosmake is legacy - it is the tool that was used for the old build system. winros_make is effectively the windows counterpart of catkin_make on linux. It just adds a few extra windows specific features to make it easier for the user.

We plan to perhaps have a script to simplify building of packages only. I did that with fuerte - just haven't gotten that far with groovy yet.

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answered 2013-11-17 23:09:37 -0500

ChrisEule gravatar image

Hey guys,

after long time I'm trying to compile a single package again to generate the headers from my defined msg and srv files in that package.

After the command

cmake -G "NMake Makefiles" -C "c:\work\ws\config.cmake" -DCMAKE_USER_MAKE_RULES_OVERRIDE:STRING="C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\win_ros\cmake\MsvcOverrides.cmake" -DCATKIN_DEVEL_PREFIX=c:\work\ws\devel c:\work\ws\src\my_project

I get the output

loading initial cache file D:\work\ws\config.cmake -- Using CATKIN_DEVEL_PREFIX: D:/work/ws/devel -- Using CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH: D:/opt/rosdeps/hydro/x86 -- Using default Python package layout -- Using CATKIN_ENABLE_TESTING: on -- Using CATKIN_TEST_RESULTS_DIR: D:/work/ws/src/tf2_msgs/test_results CMake Warning at D:/opt/ros/hydro/x86/share/catkin/cmake/test/gtest.cmake:103 (m essage): gtest not found, C++ tests can not be built. You can run 'svn checkout gtest' in the source space 'D:/work/ws/src/tf2_msgs' of your workspace Call Stack (most recent call first): D:/opt/ros/hydro/x86/share/catkin/cmake/all.cmake:134 (include) D:/opt/ros/hydro/x86/share/catkin/cmake/catkinConfig.cmake:20 (include) CMakeLists.txt:4 (find_package)

-- catkin 0.5.69
Boost  found.
Found Boost components:
-- Generating .msg files for action tf2_msgs/LookupTransform D:/work/ws/src/tf2_
-- tf2_msgs: 9 messages, 1 services
-- Configuring done
-- Generating done
-- Build files have been written to: D:/work/ws/src/tf2_msgs

After that I tried the "nmake" and "nmake install" command and the folder was created under C:\opt\ros\groovy\x86\include but without the headerfiles. I really don't know why. The doesn't do anything else.

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Where is CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX pointing to in your cmake cache? You didn't pass that in, so maybe they got installed elsewhere.

Daniel Stonier gravatar image Daniel Stonier  ( 2013-11-20 22:05:43 -0500 )edit

The CMakeCache.txt in my package tells me that CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX is pointing to D:/opt/ros/hydro/x86. Seems to be correct. And the files are not installed there.

ChrisEule gravatar image ChrisEule  ( 2013-11-24 20:37:40 -0500 )edit

Did you attempt the [tutorial]( for generating your own messages? Is there a reason you're trying to do this in a custom way? Might be easier to debug if you can verify the tutorial first.

Daniel Stonier gravatar image Daniel Stonier  ( 2013-11-24 22:03:40 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-06-10 03:21:40 -0500

ChrisEule gravatar image

Thank you very much for your quick reply!

I now tried to compile the package with the following command I have seen on the output.

cmake -G "NMake Makefiles" -C "c:\work\ws\config.cmake" -DCMAKE_USER_MAKE_RULES_OVERRIDE:STRING="C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\win_ros\cmake\MsvcOverrides.cmake" -DCATKIN_DEVEL_PREFIX=c:\work\ws\devel c:\work\ws\src\my_project

The difference to the command winros_make is executing is the last path "c:\work\ws\src\my_project" which describes the directory of my project. The output then looks like this:

loading initial cache file c:\work\ws\config.cmake Boost found. Found Boost components: date_time;thread -- Using CATKIN_DEVEL_PREFIX: c:/work/ws/devel -- Using CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH: C:/opt/rosdeps/groovy/x86 CMake Warning at C:/opt/ros/groovy/x86/share/catkin/cmake/test/gtest.cmake:99 (m essage): gtest not found, C++ tests can not be built. You can run 'svn checkout gtest' in the root of your workspace Call Stack (most recent call first): C:/opt/ros/groovy/x86/share/catkin/cmake/all.cmake:133 (include) C:/opt/ros/groovy/x86/share/catkin/cmake/catkinConfig.cmake:20 (include) CMakeLists.txt:5 (find_package)

-- Using CATKIN_TEST_RESULTS_DIR: C:/work/wsbak/src/my_project/test_results -- catkin 0.5.64 -- my_project: 2 messages, 0 services -- Configuring done -- Generating done -- Build files have been written to: C:/work/wsbak/src/msm_msgs

Looks very promissing. The two messages I have defined were parsed successfully but at least the projectfolder with its headerfiles were not created under C:\work\ws\devel\include

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