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rosbuild overlay of prosilica camera in Hydro.

asked 2013-10-24 22:56:59 -0500

marbosjo gravatar image

updated 2013-10-25 03:59:29 -0500

KruseT gravatar image


I need to use a modified version of the prosilica camera driver in Ros Hydro. I have followed the tutorials and I have set up an overlaying catkin workspace with rosbuild. Everything seems fine, but when I try to build the package, all I get is a lot of messages saying the packages are marked with a ROS_NOBUILD flag and I cannot wonder why.

The output of rosmake is:

    [ rosmake ] rosmake starting...                                                                                               
[ rosmake ] No package specified.  Building ['prosilica_camera']                                                              
[ rosmake ] Packages requested are: ['prosilica_camera']                                                                      
[ rosmake ] Logging to directory /home/marbosjo/.ros/rosmake/rosmake_output-20131025-104949                                   
[ rosmake ] Expanded args ['prosilica_camera'] to:
[rosmake-0] Starting >>> catkin [ make ]                                                                                      
[rosmake-0] Finished <<< catkin ROS_NOBUILD in package catkin
 No Makefile in package catkin                                  
[rosmake-0] Starting >>> genmsg [ make ]                                                                                      
[rosmake-1] Starting >>> cpp_common [ make ]                                                                                  
[rosmake-5] Starting >>> rosgraph [ make ]                                                                                    
[rosmake-6] Starting >>> rospack [ make ]                                                                                     
[rosmake-2] Starting >>> rosclean [ make ]                                                                                    
[rosmake-0] Finished <<< genmsg ROS_NOBUILD in package genmsg
 No Makefile in package genmsg                                  
[rosmake-3] Starting >>> console_bridge [ make ]                                                                              
[rosmake-4] Starting >>> prosilica_gige_sdk [ make ]                                                                          
[rosmake-0] Starting >>> genlisp [ make ]                                                                                     
[rosmake-1] Finished <<< cpp_common ROS_NOBUILD in package cpp_common
 No Makefile in package cpp_common                      
[rosmake-1] Starting >>> genpy [ make ]                                                                                       
[rosmake-7] Starting >>> gencpp [ make ]                                                                                      
[rosmake-5] Finished <<< rosgraph ROS_NOBUILD in package rosgraph
 No Makefile in package rosgraph                            
[rosmake-5] Starting >>> rostime [ make ]                                                                                     
[rosmake-3] Finished <<< console_bridge ROS_NOBUILD in package console_bridge
 No Makefile in package console_bridge          
[rosmake-4] Finished <<< prosilica_gige_sdk ROS_NOBUILD in package prosilica_gige_sdk
 No Makefile in package prosilica_gige_sdk
[rosmake-2] Finished <<< rosclean ROS_NOBUILD in package rosclean
 No Makefile in package rosclean                            
[rosmake-4] Starting >>> rosparam [ make ]                                                                                    
[rosmake-0] Finished <<< genlisp ROS_NOBUILD in package genlisp
 No Makefile in package genlisp                               
[rosmake-6] Finished <<< rospack ROS_NOBUILD in package rospack
 No Makefile in package rospack                               
[rosmake-3] Starting >>> rosmaster [ make ]                                                                                   
[rosmake-2] Starting >>> roslang [ make ]                                                                                     
[rosmake-0] Starting >>> roslib [ make ]                                                                                      
[rosmake-7] Finished <<< gencpp ROS_NOBUILD in package gencpp
 No Makefile in package gencpp                                  
[rosmake-6] Starting >>> xmlrpcpp [ make ]                                                                                    
[rosmake-1] Finished <<< genpy ROS_NOBUILD in package genpy
 No Makefile in package genpy                                     
[rosmake-7] Starting >>> class_loader [ make ]                                                                                
[rosmake-1] Starting >>> message_generation [ make ]                                                                          
[rosmake-5] Finished <<< rostime ROS_NOBUILD in package rostime
 No Makefile in package rostime                               
[rosmake-4] Finished <<< rosparam ROS_NOBUILD in package rosparam rosmaster: 0.0 sec ] [ roslan... [ 8 Active 11/48 Complete ]
 No Makefile in package rosparam                            
[rosmake-5] Starting >>> roscpp_traits [ make ]                                                                               
[rosmake-3] Finished <<< rosmaster ROS_NOBUILD in package rosmaster
 No Makefile in package rosmaster                         
[rosmake-2] Finished <<< roslang ROS_NOBUILD in package roslang
 No Makefile in package roslang                               
[rosmake-0] Finished <<< roslib ROS_NOBUILD in package roslib
 No Makefile in package roslib                                  
[rosmake-0] Starting >>> rosunit [ make ]                                                                                     
[rosmake-1] Finished <<< message_generation ROS_NOBUILD in package message_generation
 No Makefile in package message_generation
[rosmake-7] Finished <<< class_loader ROS_NOBUILD in package class_loader
 No Makefile in package class_loader                
[rosmake-5] Finished <<< roscpp_traits ROS_NOBUILD in package roscpp_traits
 No Makefile in package roscpp_traits             
[rosmake-6] Finished <<< xmlrpcpp ROS_NOBUILD in package xmlrpcpp
 No Makefile in package xmlrpcpp                            
[rosmake-2] Starting >>> roscpp_serialization [ make ]                                                                        
[rosmake-0] Finished <<< rosunit ROS_NOBUILD in package rosunit
 No Makefile in package rosunit                               
[rosmake-0] Starting >>> rosconsole [ make ]                                                                                  
[rosmake-2] Finished <<< roscpp_serialization ROS_NOBUILD in package roscpp_serialization
 No Makefile in package roscpp_serialization
[rosmake-2] Starting >>> message_runtime [ make ]                                                                             
[rosmake-0] Finished <<< rosconsole ROS_NOBUILD in package rosconsole
 No Makefile in package rosconsole                      
[rosmake-0] Starting >>> pluginlib [ make ]                                                                                   
[rosmake-2] Finished <<< message_runtime ROS_NOBUILD in package message_runtime
 No Makefile in package message_runtime       
[rosmake-2] Starting >>> std_msgs ...
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answered 2013-10-24 23:27:04 -0500

KruseT gravatar image

rosmake only builds rosbuild packages, not catkin packages. You should not invoke rosmake in folders with catkin packages, as that will only give you the ROS_NOBUILD messages.

And rosbuild packages cannot easily be installed, that's one of the reasons for the switch to catkin. Rosbuild packages are more intended to be used without being installed.

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So what is the best way to overlay a rosbuild package in hydro? I followed this tutorial ( but I get stucked in the errors I have mentioned.

marbosjo gravatar image marbosjo  ( 2013-10-25 00:34:08 -0500 )edit

The tutorial explain everything. Put rosbuild_ws next to catkin_ws, not one inside the other. Run rosmake only within rosbuild_ws. Do not install rosbuild packages, just use rosbuild_ws/ to run overlayed code. Do not move files to ROS_ROOT.

KruseT gravatar image KruseT  ( 2013-10-25 01:44:01 -0500 )edit

Finally I have managed to build the package by switching to the branch "master" of the git repository. Thank you!

marbosjo gravatar image marbosjo  ( 2013-10-25 02:36:47 -0500 )edit

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