[Ros-release] Debian source build failed -- what to do?

Vincent Rabaud vrabaud at willowgarage.com
Sun Jun 3 02:12:18 UTC 2012

The farm is always up to date (it pulls the rosdep from github).

It seems you have a custom rosdep that does not mention precise.

just remove it and use the python-qt-bindings and libpcap keys that are
already in :

On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 5:49 PM, Jack O'Quin <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 2, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Vincent Rabaud
> <vrabaud at willowgarage.com> wrote:
> > First thing is to go here:
> > http://www.ros.org/debbuild/fuerte.html
> >
> > If it is red, then it failed during the build. You need to go to the farm
> > and find the corresponding job that
> > failed http://build.willowgarage.com/ (but a link should be provided in
> the
> > mail you receive)
> > If it is yellow, the sourcedeb could not be generated and there is a
> problem
> > with your dependencies.
> It is yellow, and I got the cryptic message mentioned in my initial e-mail.
> > Click on the name of your package
> > on http://www.ros.org/debbuild/fuerte.html and you get to:
> >
> https://code.ros.org/svn/release/download/stacks/art_vehicle/art_vehicle-0.4.2/
> >
> > Open up the yaml file and you'll see there is no precise. There was
> probably
> > a message given to you when you did a ros release. To fix it, you first
> need
> > to check that the dependencies are all proper for precise in
> > https://github.com/ros/rosdistro/blob/master/rosdep/base.yaml (by
> checking
> > packages.ubuntu.com/precise/your_dependency_name ) and if so, you
> probably
> > just need to do a rosdep update before your next release.
> Thanks for explaining, Vincent.
> So, you believe this is a rosdep problem?
> I can't see any art_vehicle rosdeps (there are many) that are not
> defined and available on Precise.
> When I build it myself with Fuerte on Precise, "rosdep install
> art_vehicle" works fine and everything compiles cleanly. When I ran
> the pre-release tests it all worked.
> Is it certain that the Debian build machines all have up-to-date
> rosdep information?
> I've been releasing this stack for two years now, on every ROS version
> since C-turtle. With Fuerte, releases seem to have gotten more
> difficult. Before, stack dependencies were easy to manage. Now most
> dependencies are rosdeps. We need better tools for detecting and
> diagnosing these kinds of problems.
> What method should I use to avoid problems like this in the future?
> Shouldn't the pre-release tests check for it?
> Thanks for the help,
> --
>  joq
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