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eigen in groovy for ubuntu 12.04 armhf

asked 2013-10-11 00:28:44 -0500

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updated 2014-01-28 17:18:12 -0500

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I'm installing ROS packages on Ubuntu Armhf, and although so far everything went fine, I find a difference with electric. According to, eigen is a system dependency. However, I can't find such package for groovy, except eigen-conversions, eigen-stl, ecl-eigen. I installed them, but the installation keeps complaining eigen isn't there. Apart from cross-compiling which I try to avoid, is there any solution ?

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answered 2013-10-11 04:48:27 -0500

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Hi skiesel,

Thanks for your response.

I installed libeigen3-dev. Now I used

sudo find /usr -name eigen*

and found that eigen is installed in /usr/include/eigen3/Eigen. So apparently each installation goes different.

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Well, glad you were able to resolve the issue.

skiesel gravatar image skiesel  ( 2013-10-11 04:55:07 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-10-11 04:36:36 -0500

I actually came across a similar issue yesterday. I don't know if it's the exact problem you're having but just in case...

I found that Eigen was installed but it was installed here:


My specific issue was regarding compiling against MoveIt! and the compilation was looking for "Eigen/Geometry", not "eigen3/Eigen/Geometry". I just created a simlink in that directory (./usr/local/include/) to resolve my problem:

cd /usr/local/include
ln -s eigen3/Eigen Eigen

You can check that everything is set by executing these commands:

cd /usr/local/include ls -l Eigen

And the output should look something like:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   12 Oct 10 13:35 Eigen -> eigen3/Eigen
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