[ros-users] rosintsall yaml related problems installing ROS on Neo Freerunner

Tully Foote tfoote at willowgarage.com
Wed Jul 7 18:41:00 UTC 2010

I have never seen this error, but a quick search suggests that you are
running out of memory.  rosinstall has never been tested in a memory limited
environment.  How much memory do you have available?  And can you watch
something like top when trying to run this?


On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 6:58 AM, "Jan Tünnermann" <jeti at goffa.de> wrote:

> Hi everyone!
> I'm trying to install ROS on the Neo Freerunner Linux Smartphone.
> When I run the ./rosinstall I get the following error:
> root at neo:~# ./rosinstall
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "./rosinstall", line 27, in <module>
>    import yaml
>  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/yaml/__init__.py", line 9, in
> <module>
>    from dumper import *
>  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/yaml/dumper.py", line 6, in
> <module>
>    from representer import *
> MemoryError
> I have also tried to install directly from SVN. Everything in c/c++
> compiles fine but Python scripts show similar errors as the one above.
> There are several Python versions on the phone (i think 2.4 2.5 2.6) I
> tried switsching arround via update-alternatives or setting $PYTHONHOME
> with not much effect.
> I'm not really familar with debugging python scripts and especially that
> it is a "MemoryError" at import confuses me.
> Python in general is working, so it must be related to the yaml (installed
> python-yaml & yaml & dev-packages) stuff.
> Maybe someone has an idea? Has anyone installed ROS on the freerunner?
> thanks a lot,
> jan
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Tully Foote
Systems Engineer
Willow Garage, Inc.
tfoote at willowgarage.com
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