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Cannot find -lusb when building ni package!

asked 2011-03-06 14:39:03 -0500

nhanndt gravatar image

updated 2011-03-06 14:41:57 -0500

Eric Perko gravatar image

Hi everyone, When i run "rosmake ni". the following error appears: Linking CXX executable ../bin/openni_example /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lusb collect2: ld returned 1 exit status Please help me fix it. Thanks a lot!

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What OS are you on? Which version of ROS (Cturtle/Diamondback/Unstable)?
Eric Perko gravatar image Eric Perko  ( 2011-03-06 14:43:47 -0500 )edit
What is the output of `rosdep satisfy ni`?
Eric Perko gravatar image Eric Perko  ( 2011-03-06 17:30:33 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-03-07 09:53:13 -0500

blueskin gravatar image

okay, here's a solution, after trying the above mentioned approaches I still had the same problem but I finally figured it out.

Open System->Administration->Synaptic manager, search libusb and then select libusb-1.0-0-dev, libusb++-0.1-4c2 for installation.

and rerun rosmake ni --rosdep-install. It works perfectly if it doesn't work then for reference I have the following lib-usb* packages installed libhpmud0,libusb-0.1-4,libusb-1.0-0,libusb-dev,libusb-1.0-0-dev, libusb++-0.1-4c2,libusbsr,libftdi1,libusbmuxd1.

Make sure you have these and if you still have a problem then let me know

Best, CV

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Thanks bro! I fixed it by running this command: " sudo apt-get install libusb -1.0-0-dev libusb-dev".
nhanndt gravatar image nhanndt  ( 2011-03-07 13:43:34 -0500 )edit
cool... if you want you can accept this answer by checking the tick mark.
blueskin gravatar image blueskin  ( 2011-03-07 14:19:15 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-03-06 14:42:59 -0500

Eric Perko gravatar image

It appears libusb is not installed. Try running rosmake --rosdep-install ni and allow it to install any required dependencies.

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answered 2011-03-07 17:10:20 -0500

Daniel Stonier gravatar image

Actually, I wouldn't say this is fixed. It does raise some issues as there's a bit more to this than it seems at first glance. Two packages are involved on lucid:

  • libusb-dev (this is pointer to libusb-0.1)
  • libusb-1.0.0-dev

From nhanndt's experience, it turns out ni won't compile if libusb-dev is not installed, which may quite often be the case on a fresh install.

Which begs the question - does ni need libusb-dev as an rosdep? Is ni even linking with libusb-1.0? Does it need libusb-1.0?

Looking at the CMakeLists.txt in openni_camera - it's pulling in libusb-0.1 into the example binaries. You can take out the usb reference there and still compile as libusb-1.0 is getting pulled in libraries in the openni package.

So probably the usb linking in target_link_libraries in openni_camera/CMakeLists.txt can be dropped and it will resolve the problem for future users. Can this be confirmed (should probably ticket this)?

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actually this is true, we tried this last nite on my colleague's desktop and he had the same issue, he had to do an apt-get upgrade and then install libusb-dev which worked fine after that.
blueskin gravatar image blueskin  ( 2011-03-08 00:48:28 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-03-07 00:00:49 -0500

Farhad gravatar image

I am on ubuntu 10.10 and having the same issue.

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make[3]: Entering directory /home/farhad/ni/ni/openni_camera/build' Linking CXX executable ../bin/openni_example /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lusb collect2: ld returned 1 exit status make[3]: *** [../bin/openni_example] Error 1 make[3]: Leaving directory/home/farhad/ni/ni/openni_camera/build' make[2]: * [CMakeFiles/openni_example.dir/all] Error 2 make[2]: Leaving directory /home/farhad/ni/ni/openni_camera/build' make[1]: *** [all] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory/home/farhad/ni/ni/openni_camera/build' make: * [all] Error 2

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