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Cannot launch node of type [joint_state_publisher/joint_state_publisher]

asked 2013-07-06 02:50:54 -0500

Brent Bailey gravatar image

updated 2013-07-07 08:36:46 -0500

joq gravatar image

I have the latest beta version of hydro installed on Ubuntu 13.04 and encountered this error when going through the urdf_tutorials:

ERROR: cannot launch node of type [joint_state_publisher/joint_state_publisher]: can't locate node [joint_state_publisher] in package [joint_state_publisher]

I have installed joint_state_publisher, and checked again:

$ rosdep install joint_state_publisher
#All required rosdeps installed successfully

$ rosrun joint_state_publisher joint_state_publisher
[rosrun] Couldn't find executable named joint_state_publisher below /opt/ros/hydro/share/joint_state_publisher
[rosrun] Found the following, but they're either not files,
[rosrun] or not executable:
[rosrun]   /opt/ros/hydro/share/joint_state_publisher

There is a folder in share for joint_state_publisher, but no executable code:

$ ls /opt/ros/hydro/share/joint_state_publisher/
cmake  package.xml

There is nothing in lib or include

$ ls /opt/ros/hydro/lib | grep joint_state_publisher
$ ls /opt/ros/hydro/include/ | grep joint_state_publisher

I'm not sure if this is where I should be publishing problems with pre-releases, so please direct me to the correct forum.


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answered 2013-07-07 08:39:08 -0500

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This is a good place to report Hydro problems.

It's possible that joint_state_publisher was converted to catkin, but is not installing its files correctly.

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I have the same problem but in kinetics, could you correct it?

jdom1824 gravatar image jdom1824  ( 2019-02-13 18:30:33 -0500 )edit

I also have the problem, is there any solution?

ixtiyoruz gravatar image ixtiyoruz  ( 2020-02-16 20:22:28 -0500 )edit

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