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Transform from rosbuild package to catkin package

asked 2013-08-13 04:43:33 -0600

li-an gravatar image

updated 2013-08-13 07:33:38 -0600

Dirk Thomas gravatar image

My OS is ubuntu12.10 and ros groovy.

I want to transform pr2_controllers_msgs package.

command:catkinize pr2_controllers_msgs 1.0.0

error message:

ira@ira:~/code/ros_groovy/src$ catkinize pr2_controllers_msgs 1.0.0
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/bin/catkinize", line 5, in <module>
    pkg_resources.run_script('catkinize==0.1', 'catkinize')
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/", line 499, in run_script
    self.require(requires)[0].run_script(script_name, ns)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/", line 1239, in run_script
    execfile(script_filename, namespace, namespace)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkinize-0.1-py2.7.egg/EGG-INFO/scripts/catkinize", line 61, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkinize-0.1-py2.7.egg/EGG-INFO/scripts/catkinize", line 56, in main
    changeset = catkinize_stack(path, version)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkinize-0.1-py2.7.egg/catkinize/", line 79, in catkinize_stack
ValueError: Path is not a rosbuild stack, missing stack.xml at pr2_controllers_msgs

How to solve it?

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You might want to consider to use Hydro since pr2_controllers_msgs has already been catkinized for that ROS version.

Dirk Thomas gravatar image Dirk Thomas  ( 2013-08-13 07:32:56 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-08-15 11:46:02 -0600

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There is a guide to converting rosbuild to catkin packages here:

However I do not recommend you do so for this package. It's already been done for the hydro version. If you're using catkin the Hydro version will probably provide you with more packages already catkinized as well. You can also attempt to use the hydro version inside groovy but your effectiveness will vary.

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