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How to link roscpp to other package library

So I am trying to use a custom msg (Drive.msg) that I created in the boat_controller project inside the same workspace. This message is necessary for connecting boat_hw with boat_controller.

Github: in the same workspace I have the following projects:

boat_hw : https://github.com/renanmb/boat_hw

boat_controller : https://github.com/renanmb/boat_pid_controller

VESC : https://github.com/renanmb/VESC

So how do I do it on the CMakefile.txt , It really got me confused. Message is in boat_controller and I wanna build it in boat_hw.

This is the error shown by the Terminal:

[ 96%] Building CXX object boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/boat_hw.cpp.o
[ 96%] Building CXX object boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/robot.cpp.o
In file included from /home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/boat_hw.cpp:1:0:
/home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/boat_hw.h:5:37: fatal error: boat_controller/Drive.msg: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/build.make:86: recipe for target 'boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/boat_hw.cpp.o' failed
make[2]: *** [boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/boat_hw.cpp.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
In file included from /home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/robot.cpp:1:0:
/home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/boat_hw.h:5:37: fatal error: boat_controller/Drive.msg: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/build.make:62: recipe for target 'boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/robot.cpp.o' failed
make[2]: *** [boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/robot.cpp.o] Error 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:4519: recipe for target 'boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:138: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2
Invoking "make -j6 -l6" failed

This is my CMakelist.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8.3)
project(boat_hw)

## Find catkin macros and libraries
## if COMPONENTS list like find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS xyz)
## is used, also find other catkin packages
find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS vesc_driver vesc_msgs controller_manager)

## System dependencies are found with CMake's conventions
#find_package(Boost REQUIRED COMPONENTS system)


## Uncomment this if the package has a setup.py. This macro ensures
## modules and global scripts declared therein get installed
## See http://ros.org/doc/api/catkin/html/user_guide/setup_dot_py.html
# catkin_python_setup()

################################################
## Declare ROS messages, services and actions ##
################################################

## To declare and build messages, services or actions from within this
## package, follow these steps:
## * Let MSG_DEP_SET be the set of packages whose message types you use in
##   your messages/services/actions (e.g. std_msgs, actionlib_msgs, ...).
## * In the file package.xml:
##   * add a build_depend tag for "message_generation"
##   * add a build_depend and a run_depend tag for each package in MSG_DEP_SET
##   * If MSG_DEP_SET isn't empty the following dependency has been pulled in
##     but can be declared for certainty nonetheless:
##     * add a run_depend tag for "message_runtime"
## * In this file (CMakeLists.txt):
##   * add "message_generation" and every package in MSG_DEP_SET to
##     find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS ...)
##   * add "message_runtime" and every package in MSG_DEP_SET to
##     catkin_package(CATKIN_DEPENDS ...)
##   * uncomment the add_*_files sections below as needed
##     and list every .msg/.srv/.action file to be processed
##   * uncomment the generate_messages entry below
##   * add every package in MSG_DEP_SET to generate_messages(DEPENDENCIES ...)

## Generate messages in the 'msg' folder
# add_message_files(
#   FILES
#   Message1.msg
#   Message2.msg
# )

## Generate services in the 'srv' folder
# add_service_files(
#   FILES
#   Service1.srv
#   Service2.srv
# )

## Generate actions in the 'action' folder
# add_action_files(
#   FILES
#   Action1.action
#   Action2.action
# )

## Generate added messages and services with any dependencies listed here
# generate_messages(
#   DEPENDENCIES
#   std_msgs  # Or other packages containing msgs
# )

################################################
## Declare ROS dynamic reconfigure parameters ##
################################################

## To declare and build dynamic reconfigure parameters within this
## package, follow these steps:
## * In the file package.xml:
##   * add a build_depend and a run_depend tag for "dynamic_reconfigure"
## * In this file (CMakeLists.txt):
##   * add "dynamic_reconfigure" to
##     find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS ...)
##   * uncomment the "generate_dynamic_reconfigure_options" section below
##     and list every .cfg file to be processed

## Generate dynamic reconfigure parameters in the 'cfg' folder
# generate_dynamic_reconfigure_options(
#   cfg/DynReconf1.cfg
#   cfg/DynReconf2.cfg
# )

###################################
## catkin specific configuration ##
###################################
## The catkin_package macro generates cmake config files for your package
## Declare things to be passed to dependent projects
## INCLUDE_DIRS: uncomment this if you package contains header files
## LIBRARIES: libraries you create in this project that dependent projects also need
## CATKIN_DEPENDS: catkin_packages dependent projects also need
## DEPENDS: system dependencies of this project that dependent projects also need
catkin_package(
#  INCLUDE_DIRS include
#  LIBRARIES morph_hw
  CATKIN_DEPENDS vesc_driver vesc_msgs boat_controller
#  DEPENDS system_lib
)

###########
## Build ##
###########

## Specify additional locations of header files
## Your package locations should be listed before other locations
include_directories(
  include
  ${Boost_INCLUDE_DIRS}
  ${catkin_INCLUDE_DIRS}
)

## Declare a C++ library
# add_library(morph_hw
#   src/${PROJECT_NAME}/morph_hw.cpp
# )

## Add cmake target dependencies of the library
## as an example, code may need to be generated before libraries
## either from message generation or dynamic reconfigure
# add_dependencies(morph_hw ${${PROJECT_NAME}_EXPORTED_TARGETS} ${catkin_EXPORTED_TARGETS})

## Declare a C++ executable
add_executable(robot
                        src/robot.cpp
                        src/boat_hw.cpp
                        src/boat_driver.cpp
              )

add_dependencies(robot ${catkin_EXPORTED_TARGETS})
target_link_libraries(robot
  ${catkin_LIBRARIES}
  vesc_driver_nodelet
  ${boat_controller}
#  add_library(${PROJECT_NAME}
  src/${boat_controller}/Drive.msg
  #controller_manager
)
## Add cmake target dependencies of the executable
## same as for the library above
# add_dependencies(morph_hw_node ${${PROJECT_NAME}_EXPORTED_TARGETS} ${catkin_EXPORTED_TARGETS})

## Specify libraries to link a library or executable target against
# target_link_libraries(morph_hw_node
#   ${catkin_LIBRARIES}
# )

#############
## Install ##
#############

# all install targets should use catkin DESTINATION variables
# See http://ros.org/doc/api/catkin/html/adv_user_guide/variables.html

## Mark executable scripts (Python etc.) for installation
## in contrast to setup.py, you can choose the destination
# install(PROGRAMS
#   scripts/my_python_script
#   DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_BIN_DESTINATION}
# )

## Mark executables and/or libraries for installation
# install(TARGETS morph_hw morph_hw_node
#   ARCHIVE DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_LIB_DESTINATION}
#   LIBRARY DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_LIB_DESTINATION}
#   RUNTIME DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_BIN_DESTINATION}
# )

## Mark cpp header files for installation
# install(DIRECTORY include/${PROJECT_NAME}/
#   DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_INCLUDE_DESTINATION}
#   FILES_MATCHING PATTERN "*.h"
#   PATTERN ".svn" EXCLUDE
# )

## Mark other files for installation (e.g. launch and bag files, etc.)
# install(FILES
#   # myfile1
#   # myfile2
#   DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_SHARE_DESTINATION}
# )

#############
## Testing ##
#############

## Add gtest based cpp test target and link libraries
# catkin_add_gtest(${PROJECT_NAME}-test test/test_morph_hw.cpp)
# if(TARGET ${PROJECT_NAME}-test)
#   target_link_libraries(${PROJECT_NAME}-test ${PROJECT_NAME})
# endif()

## Add folders to be run by python nosetests
# catkin_add_nosetests(test)

How to link roscpp to other package library

So I am trying to use a custom msg (Drive.msg) that I created in the boat_controller project inside the same workspace. This message is necessary for connecting boat_hw with boat_controller.

Github: in the same workspace I have the following projects:

boat_hw : https://github.com/renanmb/boat_hw

boat_controller : https://github.com/renanmb/boat_pid_controller

VESC : https://github.com/renanmb/VESC

So how do I do it on the CMakefile.txt , It really got me confused. Message is in boat_controller and I wanna build it in boat_hw.

This is the error shown by the Terminal:

[ 96%] Building CXX object boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/boat_hw.cpp.o
[ 96%] Building CXX object boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/robot.cpp.o
In file included from /home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/boat_hw.cpp:1:0:
/home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/boat_hw.h:5:37: fatal error: boat_controller/Drive.msg: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/build.make:86: recipe for target 'boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/boat_hw.cpp.o' failed
make[2]: *** [boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/boat_hw.cpp.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
In file included from /home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/robot.cpp:1:0:
/home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/boat_hw.h:5:37: fatal error: boat_controller/Drive.msg: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/build.make:62: recipe for target 'boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/robot.cpp.o' failed
make[2]: *** [boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/robot.cpp.o] Error 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:4519: recipe for target 'boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:138: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2
Invoking "make -j6 -l6" failed

This is my CMakelist.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8.3)
project(boat_hw)

## Find catkin macros and libraries
## if COMPONENTS list like find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS xyz)
## is used, also find other catkin packages
find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS vesc_driver vesc_msgs controller_manager)

## System dependencies are found with CMake's conventions
#find_package(Boost REQUIRED COMPONENTS system)


## Uncomment this if the package has a setup.py. This macro ensures
## modules and global scripts declared therein get installed
## See http://ros.org/doc/api/catkin/html/user_guide/setup_dot_py.html
# catkin_python_setup()

################################################
## Declare ROS messages, services and actions ##
################################################

## To declare and build messages, services or actions from within this
## package, follow these steps:
## * Let MSG_DEP_SET be the set of packages whose message types you use in
##   your messages/services/actions (e.g. std_msgs, actionlib_msgs, ...).
## * In the file package.xml:
##   * add a build_depend tag for "message_generation"
##   * add a build_depend and a run_depend tag for each package in MSG_DEP_SET
##   * If MSG_DEP_SET isn't empty the following dependency has been pulled in
##     but can be declared for certainty nonetheless:
##     * add a run_depend tag for "message_runtime"
## * In this file (CMakeLists.txt):
##   * add "message_generation" and every package in MSG_DEP_SET to
##     find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS ...)
##   * add "message_runtime" and every package in MSG_DEP_SET to
##     catkin_package(CATKIN_DEPENDS ...)
##   * uncomment the add_*_files sections below as needed
##     and list every .msg/.srv/.action file to be processed
##   * uncomment the generate_messages entry below
##   * add every package in MSG_DEP_SET to generate_messages(DEPENDENCIES ...)

## Generate messages in the 'msg' folder
# add_message_files(
#   FILES
#   Message1.msg
#   Message2.msg
# )

## Generate services in the 'srv' folder
# add_service_files(
#   FILES
#   Service1.srv
#   Service2.srv
# )

## Generate actions in the 'action' folder
# add_action_files(
#   FILES
#   Action1.action
#   Action2.action
# )

## Generate added messages and services with any dependencies listed here
# generate_messages(
#   DEPENDENCIES
#   std_msgs  # Or other packages containing msgs
# )

################################################
## Declare ROS dynamic reconfigure parameters ##
################################################

## To declare and build dynamic reconfigure parameters within this
## package, follow these steps:
## * In the file package.xml:
##   * add a build_depend and a run_depend tag for "dynamic_reconfigure"
## * In this file (CMakeLists.txt):
##   * add "dynamic_reconfigure" to
##     find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS ...)
##   * uncomment the "generate_dynamic_reconfigure_options" section below
##     and list every .cfg file to be processed

## Generate dynamic reconfigure parameters in the 'cfg' folder
# generate_dynamic_reconfigure_options(
#   cfg/DynReconf1.cfg
#   cfg/DynReconf2.cfg
# )

###################################
## catkin specific configuration ##
###################################
## The catkin_package macro generates cmake config files for your package
## Declare things to be passed to dependent projects
## INCLUDE_DIRS: uncomment this if you package contains header files
## LIBRARIES: libraries you create in this project that dependent projects also need
## CATKIN_DEPENDS: catkin_packages dependent projects also need
## DEPENDS: system dependencies of this project that dependent projects also need
catkin_package(
#  INCLUDE_DIRS include
#  LIBRARIES morph_hw
  CATKIN_DEPENDS vesc_driver vesc_msgs boat_controller
#  DEPENDS system_lib
)

###########
## Build ##
###########

## Specify additional locations of header files
## Your package locations should be listed before other locations
include_directories(
  include
  ${Boost_INCLUDE_DIRS}
  ${catkin_INCLUDE_DIRS}
)

## Declare a C++ library
# add_library(morph_hw
#   src/${PROJECT_NAME}/morph_hw.cpp
# )

## Add cmake target dependencies of the library
## as an example, code may need to be generated before libraries
## either from message generation or dynamic reconfigure
# add_dependencies(morph_hw ${${PROJECT_NAME}_EXPORTED_TARGETS} ${catkin_EXPORTED_TARGETS})

## Declare a C++ executable
add_executable(robot
                        src/robot.cpp
                        src/boat_hw.cpp
                        src/boat_driver.cpp
              )

add_dependencies(robot ${catkin_EXPORTED_TARGETS})
target_link_libraries(robot
  ${catkin_LIBRARIES}
  vesc_driver_nodelet
  ${boat_controller}
#  add_library(${PROJECT_NAME}
  src/${boat_controller}/Drive.msg
  #controller_manager
)
## Add cmake target dependencies of the executable
## same as for the library above
# add_dependencies(morph_hw_node ${${PROJECT_NAME}_EXPORTED_TARGETS} ${catkin_EXPORTED_TARGETS})

## Specify libraries to link a library or executable target against
# target_link_libraries(morph_hw_node
#   ${catkin_LIBRARIES}
# )

#############
## Install ##
#############

# all install targets should use catkin DESTINATION variables
# See http://ros.org/doc/api/catkin/html/adv_user_guide/variables.html

## Mark executable scripts (Python etc.) for installation
## in contrast to setup.py, you can choose the destination
# install(PROGRAMS
#   scripts/my_python_script
#   DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_BIN_DESTINATION}
# )

## Mark executables and/or libraries for installation
# install(TARGETS morph_hw morph_hw_node
#   ARCHIVE DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_LIB_DESTINATION}
#   LIBRARY DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_LIB_DESTINATION}
#   RUNTIME DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_BIN_DESTINATION}
# )

## Mark cpp header files for installation
# install(DIRECTORY include/${PROJECT_NAME}/
#   DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_INCLUDE_DESTINATION}
#   FILES_MATCHING PATTERN "*.h"
#   PATTERN ".svn" EXCLUDE
# )

## Mark other files for installation (e.g. launch and bag files, etc.)
# install(FILES
#   # myfile1
#   # myfile2
#   DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_SHARE_DESTINATION}
# )

#############
## Testing ##
#############

## Add gtest based cpp test target and link libraries
# catkin_add_gtest(${PROJECT_NAME}-test test/test_morph_hw.cpp)
# if(TARGET ${PROJECT_NAME}-test)
#   target_link_libraries(${PROJECT_NAME}-test ${PROJECT_NAME})
# endif()

## Add folders to be run by python nosetests
# catkin_add_nosetests(test)

How to link roscpp to other package libraryuse message from another package

So I am trying to use a custom msg (Drive.msg) that I created in the boat_controller project inside the same workspace. This message is necessary for connecting boat_hw with boat_controller.

Github: in the same workspace I have the following projects:

boat_hw : https://github.com/renanmb/boat_hw

boat_controller : https://github.com/renanmb/boat_pid_controller

VESC : https://github.com/renanmb/VESC

So how do I do it on the CMakefile.txt , It really got me confused. Message is in boat_controller and I wanna build it in boat_hw.

This is the error shown by the Terminal:

[ 96%] Building CXX object boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/boat_hw.cpp.o
[ 96%] Building CXX object boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/robot.cpp.o
In file included from /home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/boat_hw.cpp:1:0:
/home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/boat_hw.h:5:37: fatal error: boat_controller/Drive.msg: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/build.make:86: recipe for target 'boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/boat_hw.cpp.o' failed
make[2]: *** [boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/boat_hw.cpp.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
In file included from /home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/robot.cpp:1:0:
/home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/boat_hw.h:5:37: fatal error: boat_controller/Drive.msg: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/build.make:62: recipe for target 'boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/robot.cpp.o' failed
make[2]: *** [boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/robot.cpp.o] Error 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:4519: recipe for target 'boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:138: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2
Invoking "make -j6 -l6" failed

This is my CMakelist.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8.3)
project(boat_hw)

## Find catkin macros and libraries
## if COMPONENTS list like find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS xyz)
## is used, also find other catkin packages
 find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS vesc_driver vesc_msgs controller_manager)

## System dependencies are found with CMake's conventions
#find_package(Boost REQUIRED COMPONENTS system)


## Uncomment this if the package has a setup.py. This macro ensures
## modules and global scripts declared therein get installed
## See http://ros.org/doc/api/catkin/html/user_guide/setup_dot_py.html
# catkin_python_setup()

################################################
## Declare ROS messages, services and actions ##
################################################

## To declare and build messages, services or actions from within this
## package, follow these steps:
## * Let MSG_DEP_SET be the set of packages whose message types you use in
##   your messages/services/actions (e.g. std_msgs, actionlib_msgs, ...).
## * In the file package.xml:
##   * add a build_depend tag for "message_generation"
##   * add a build_depend and a run_depend tag for each package in MSG_DEP_SET
##   * If MSG_DEP_SET isn't empty the following dependency has been pulled in
##     but can be declared for certainty nonetheless:
##     * add a run_depend tag for "message_runtime"
## * In this file (CMakeLists.txt):
##   * add "message_generation" and every package in MSG_DEP_SET to
##     find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS ...)
##   * add "message_runtime" and every package in MSG_DEP_SET to
##     catkin_package(CATKIN_DEPENDS ...)
##   * uncomment the add_*_files sections below as needed
##     and list every .msg/.srv/.action file to be processed
##   * uncomment the generate_messages entry below
##   * add every package in MSG_DEP_SET to generate_messages(DEPENDENCIES ...)

## Generate messages in the 'msg' folder
# add_message_files(
#   FILES
#   Message1.msg
#   Message2.msg
# )

## Generate services in the 'srv' folder
# add_service_files(
#   FILES
#   Service1.srv
#   Service2.srv
# )

## Generate actions in the 'action' folder
# add_action_files(
#   FILES
#   Action1.action
#   Action2.action
# )

## Generate added messages and services with any dependencies listed here
# generate_messages(
#   DEPENDENCIES
#   std_msgs  # Or other packages containing msgs
# )

################################################
## Declare ROS dynamic reconfigure parameters ##
################################################

## To declare and build dynamic reconfigure parameters within this
## package, follow these steps:
## * In the file package.xml:
##   * add a build_depend and a run_depend tag for "dynamic_reconfigure"
## * In this file (CMakeLists.txt):
##   * add "dynamic_reconfigure" to
##     find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS ...)
##   * uncomment the "generate_dynamic_reconfigure_options" section below
##     and list every .cfg file to be processed

## Generate dynamic reconfigure parameters in the 'cfg' folder
# generate_dynamic_reconfigure_options(
#   cfg/DynReconf1.cfg
#   cfg/DynReconf2.cfg
# )

###################################
## catkin specific configuration ##
###################################
## The catkin_package macro generates cmake config files for your package
## Declare things to be passed to dependent projects
## INCLUDE_DIRS: uncomment this if you package contains header files
## LIBRARIES: libraries you create in this project that dependent projects also need
## CATKIN_DEPENDS: catkin_packages dependent projects also need
## DEPENDS: system dependencies of this project that dependent projects also need
catkin_package(
#  INCLUDE_DIRS include
#  LIBRARIES morph_hw
  CATKIN_DEPENDS vesc_driver vesc_msgs boat_controller
#  DEPENDS system_lib
)

###########
## Build ##
###########

## Specify additional locations of header files
## Your package locations should be listed before other locations
include_directories(
  include
  ${Boost_INCLUDE_DIRS}
  ${catkin_INCLUDE_DIRS}
)

## Declare a C++ library
# add_library(morph_hw
#   src/${PROJECT_NAME}/morph_hw.cpp
# )

## Add cmake target dependencies of the library
## as an example, code may need to be generated before libraries
## either from message generation or dynamic reconfigure
# add_dependencies(morph_hw ${${PROJECT_NAME}_EXPORTED_TARGETS} ${catkin_EXPORTED_TARGETS})

## Declare a C++ executable
 add_executable(robot
                        src/robot.cpp
                        src/boat_hw.cpp
                        src/boat_driver.cpp
              )

add_dependencies(robot ${catkin_EXPORTED_TARGETS})
target_link_libraries(robot
  ${catkin_LIBRARIES}
  vesc_driver_nodelet
  ${boat_controller}
#  add_library(${PROJECT_NAME}
  src/${boat_controller}/Drive.msg
  #controller_manager
)
## Add cmake target dependencies of the executable
## same as for the library above
 # add_dependencies(morph_hw_node ${${PROJECT_NAME}_EXPORTED_TARGETS} ${catkin_EXPORTED_TARGETS})

## Specify libraries to link a library or executable target against
# target_link_libraries(morph_hw_node
#   ${catkin_LIBRARIES}
# )

#############
## Install ##
#############

# all install targets should use catkin DESTINATION variables
# See http://ros.org/doc/api/catkin/html/adv_user_guide/variables.html

## Mark executable scripts (Python etc.) for installation
## in contrast to setup.py, you can choose the destination
# install(PROGRAMS
#   scripts/my_python_script
#   DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_BIN_DESTINATION}
# )

## Mark executables and/or libraries for installation
# install(TARGETS morph_hw morph_hw_node
#   ARCHIVE DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_LIB_DESTINATION}
#   LIBRARY DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_LIB_DESTINATION}
#   RUNTIME DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_BIN_DESTINATION}
# )

## Mark cpp header files for installation
# install(DIRECTORY include/${PROJECT_NAME}/
#   DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_INCLUDE_DESTINATION}
#   FILES_MATCHING PATTERN "*.h"
#   PATTERN ".svn" EXCLUDE
# )

## Mark other files for installation (e.g. launch and bag files, etc.)
# install(FILES
#   # myfile1
#   # myfile2
#   DESTINATION ${CATKIN_PACKAGE_SHARE_DESTINATION}
# )

#############
## Testing ##
#############

## Add gtest based cpp test target and link libraries
# catkin_add_gtest(${PROJECT_NAME}-test test/test_morph_hw.cpp)
# if(TARGET ${PROJECT_NAME}-test)
#   target_link_libraries(${PROJECT_NAME}-test ${PROJECT_NAME})
# endif()

## Add folders to be run by python nosetests
# catkin_add_nosetests(test)

How to use message from another package

So I am trying to use a custom msg (Drive.msg) that I created in the boat_controller project inside the same workspace. This message is necessary for connecting boat_hw with boat_controller.

Github: in the same workspace I have the following projects:

boat_hw : https://github.com/renanmb/boat_hw

boat_controller : https://github.com/renanmb/boat_pid_controller

VESC : https://github.com/renanmb/VESC

So how do I do it on the CMakefile.txt , It really got me confused. Message is in boat_controller and I wanna build it in boat_hw.

This is the error shown by the Terminal:

[ 96%] Building CXX object boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/boat_hw.cpp.o
[ 96%] Building CXX object boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/robot.cpp.o
In file included from /home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/boat_hw.cpp:1:0:
/home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/boat_hw.h:5:37: fatal error: boat_controller/Drive.msg: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/build.make:86: recipe for target 'boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/boat_hw.cpp.o' failed
make[2]: *** [boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/boat_hw.cpp.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
In file included from /home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/robot.cpp:1:0:
/home/renan/rostest_ws/src/boat_hw/src/boat_hw.h:5:37: fatal error: boat_controller/Drive.msg: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/build.make:62: recipe for target 'boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/robot.cpp.o' failed
make[2]: *** [boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/src/robot.cpp.o] Error 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:4519: recipe for target 'boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [boat_hw/CMakeFiles/robot.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:138: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2
Invoking "make -j6 -l6" failed

This is my CMakelist.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8.3)
project(boat_hw)


find_package(catkin REQUIRED COMPONENTS vesc_driver vesc_msgs controller_manager)

## DEPENDS: system dependencies of this project that dependent projects also need
catkin_package(
#  INCLUDE_DIRS include
#  LIBRARIES morph_hw
  CATKIN_DEPENDS vesc_driver vesc_msgs boat_controller
#  DEPENDS system_lib
 )

include_directories(
  include
  ${Boost_INCLUDE_DIRS}
  ${catkin_INCLUDE_DIRS}
)


add_executable(robot
                        src/robot.cpp
                        src/boat_hw.cpp
                        src/boat_driver.cpp
              )

add_dependencies(robot ${catkin_EXPORTED_TARGETS})
target_link_libraries(robot
  ${catkin_LIBRARIES}
  vesc_driver_nodelet
  ${boat_controller}
#  add_library(${PROJECT_NAME}
  src/${boat_controller}/Drive.msg
  #controller_manager
)

# add_dependencies(morph_hw_node ${${PROJECT_NAME}_EXPORTED_TARGETS} ${catkin_EXPORTED_TARGETS})

## Specify libraries to link a library or executable target against
# target_link_libraries(morph_hw_node
#   ${catkin_LIBRARIES}
# )