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catkin_make fails in tf tutorial

asked 2013-07-08 00:59:41 -0500

Dave Everett gravatar image

Following the TF tutorial

catkin_make does not make the files. I tried catkin_make robot_setup_tf as well and get the following result: dave@canbot:~/catkin_ws$ catkin_make robot_setup_tf Base path: /home/dave/catkin_ws Source space: /home/dave/catkin_ws/src Build space: /home/dave/catkin_ws/build Devel space: /home/dave/catkin_ws/devel Install space: /home/dave/catkin_ws/install


Running command: "make cmake_check_build_system" in "/home/dave/catkin_ws/build"



Running command: "make -j4 -l4 robot_setup_tf" in "/home/dave/catkin_ws/build"


make: * No rule to make target `robot_setup_tf'. Stop. Invoking "make" failed

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answered 2013-07-08 01:51:02 -0500

First, make sure that you have sourced the workspace, i.e.

source %TOP_DIR_YOUR_CATKIN_WS%/devel/setup.bash

Second, check that you have created package in a right directory, i.e. %TOP_DIR_YOUR_CATKIN_WS%/src. I think there may be a mistake in tutorial, since it telling you to change to %TOP_DIR_YOUR_CATKIN_WS%.

Finally, if these are correct, and your package is within %TOP_DIR_YOUR_CATKIN_WS%/src, but you still cannot change to it with roscd robot_setup_tf, then do rospack profile and try again.

If you followed beginner tutorials then %TOP_DIR_YOUR_CATKIN_WS% will be ~/catkin_ws.

Hope it helps.

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answered 2013-07-08 19:47:44 -0500

Dave Everett gravatar image

Thanks Boris, I had created the cpp files in the root rather than src. It's all working now.


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Glad it worked :) Though, please do not use "Your Answer" form to thank people, comments should be used instead. Use "Your Answer" only if you have solution to your own problem.

Boris gravatar image Boris  ( 2013-07-08 20:07:39 -0500 )edit

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