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rosbag compilation on OSX 10.9 Xcode 5.0.1

asked 2013-11-10 19:58:45 -0600

Artem gravatar image

rosbag fails to compiles on OSX 10.9 due to forward declaration.

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In file included from /Users/artemlenskiy/ros/hydro/src/rosbag/src/query.cpp:28:
In file included from /Users/artemlenskiy/ros/hydro/src/rosbag/include/rosbag/query.h:41:
In file included from /Applications/
/Applications/ error: field has incomplete type 'value_type'
      (aka 'rosbag::IndexEntry')
    value_type __value_;
/Applications/ note: in instantiation of template class
      'std::__1::__tree_node<rosbag::IndexEntry, void *>' requested here
    typedef const typename __node::base                           __node_base;
/Users/artemlenskiy/ros/hydro/src/rosbag/include/rosbag/query.h:117:47: note: in instantiation of template class 'std::__1::__tree_const_iterator<rosbag::IndexEntry, const
      std::__1::__tree_node<rosbag::IndexEntry, void *> *, long>' requested here
    std::multiset<IndexEntry>::const_iterator begin;
/Users/artemlenskiy/ros/hydro/src/rosbag/include/rosbag/query.h:51:8: note: forward declaration of 'rosbag::IndexEntry'
struct IndexEntry;
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1 error generated.
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/rosbag.dir/src/query.cpp.o] Error 1
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<== Failed to process package 'rosbag':

In fact src/rosbag/include/rosbag/query.h does contain forward definition struct IndexEntry; but I could not find any place where it is fully defined.

Any ideas how to resolve this issue?

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answered 2013-11-10 20:15:15 -0600

Hansg91 gravatar image

Yes, that forward declaration is not needed actually, that is if you include :

#include "rosbag/structures.h"


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Thanks again Hans, works like a champ!

Artem gravatar image Artem  ( 2013-11-10 23:43:10 -0600 )edit

Now having troubles compiling kdl_parser, again forward declaration. Will try to disable it, for now

Artem gravatar image Artem  ( 2013-11-11 04:31:18 -0600 )edit

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