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Turtlebot Arm Installation / Catkin Error

asked 2013-09-06 12:35:06 -0500

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updated 2013-11-18 19:28:10 -0500

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Another one I've been faffing about trying to figure out why I can't get it to compile / make.

Anyway, I have been trying to install the Turtlebot Arm package from fergs

Admittedly on Hydro ros, and I keep getting an error during catkin_make.

-- +++ processing catkin package: 'turtlebot_block_manipulation'
-- ==> add_subdirectory(turtlebot_arm/turtlebot_block_manipulation)
CMake Error at /opt/ros/hydro/share/catkin/cmake/catkinConfig.cmake:72 (find_package):
  Could not find a package configuration file provided by "pcl" with any of
  the following names:


  Add the installation prefix of "pcl" to CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH or set "pcl_DIR"
  to a directory containing one of the above files.  If "pcl" provides a
  separate development package or SDK, be sure it has been installed.
Call Stack (most recent call first):
  turtlebot_arm/turtlebot_block_manipulation/CMakeLists.txt:6 (find_package)

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
make: *** [cmake_check_build_system] Error 1
Invoking "make cmake_check_build_system" failed

Now i've tried a number of things like git cloning various pcl's or pcl-1.7s into catkin_ws/src and making them but it has no effect.

From what I can tell the original hydro-desktop install has both pcl and pcl-1.7 folders, and within pcl-1.7 is a PCLconfig.cmake file, it just seems to not be found or have no effect.

Anyone have a good idea of what to do next?

Any help is appreciated as I'm a bit lost on this one


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answered 2013-09-06 13:06:24 -0500

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In hydro you need to use the new pcl rosep rules (libpcl-all and libpcl-all-dev). Since that package already depends on pcl_ros it is probably easiest to just remove a direct dependency on pcl, in these three places:

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Thanks this has worked, I also needed to repeat the same process for the package turtlebot_kinect_arm_calibration. I'm not sure if this will have any unknown effects but I guess I will find out :)

cdrwolfe gravatar image cdrwolfe  ( 2013-09-06 13:49:48 -0500 )edit

Note that not all these packages actually work -- I never got around to making calibration or demos work, I only got as far as moveit integration updates, which are now I believe out of date given changes to the kinematics plugin format.

fergs gravatar image fergs  ( 2013-09-20 19:48:41 -0500 )edit

ok, thanks fergs. I've been looking at this and the clam packages just to get a better idea of the pick and place stuff, and different kinds of ros control / communication

cdrwolfe gravatar image cdrwolfe  ( 2013-09-23 00:23:04 -0500 )edit

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