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PCL17 Does not compile

asked 2013-06-14 04:25:22 -0600

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updated 2013-06-14 15:41:17 -0600

Kevin gravatar image

When I try to rosmake pcl17 or pcl17_ros i get the following error:

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lsensor_msgs

I have the sensor_msgs package. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this would happen?

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We need more information. Can you describe what you did step by step? Do you use fuerte?

MichaelKorn gravatar image MichaelKorn  ( 2013-06-17 04:26:18 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-06-14 15:40:01 -0600

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Not knowing what version of ROS you are using or seeing the full error message, this problem might already be solved here in this answer: How do I use pcl 1.7 with groovy?.

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I've just compiled this one git clone <a href=""></a> -b groovy-unstable-devel. You have to change pcl-1.6 to pcl-1.7 in .//pcl/doc/tutorials/content/walkthrough.rst to successfully build other packages that depend on pcl.

Artem gravatar image Artem  ( 2013-06-15 08:26:59 -0600 )edit

Do you have installed sensor_msgs? On Ubuntu you can do this with "apt-get install ros-groovy-common-msgs".

MichaelKorn gravatar image MichaelKorn  ( 2013-06-16 22:23:12 -0600 )edit

BTW after I compiled PCL, rosbuild cannot compile costmap2d anymore, it cannot find pcl.

Artem gravatar image Artem  ( 2013-06-17 03:22:35 -0600 )edit

@Art: you should use catkin

MichaelKorn gravatar image MichaelKorn  ( 2013-06-17 04:24:07 -0600 )edit

I do use catkin to build catkin packages including pcl. However, rosbuild packages also uses catkin packages. I don't know why when I build pcl-1.7, costmap2d does not find it. I don't have the log now, I rolled back to pcl-1.6 now. Actually, let me try to build pcl-1.7 in overlay workspace.

Artem gravatar image Artem  ( 2013-06-17 05:31:36 -0600 )edit

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