[ros-users] ROS Electric Support for OS X Lion

Ken Conley kwc at willowgarage.com
Sun Aug 14 19:58:08 UTC 2011

Thanks for putting this together.

On your setup, are the tests working?  I'm having trouble getting
rosbuild to work with the gtest provided by brew.  I've seen this same
error on two different OS X machines (Lion, Snow Leopard), though I
haven't reset things to go through your instructions step by step:

(output snippet, e.g. 'roscd test_roslib; make test')

make[4]: *** No rule to make target `/usr/local/lib/libgtest.la
-D_THREAD_SAFE', needed by `../test_package'.
make[4]: Target `CMakeFiles/test_package.dir/build' not remade because
of errors.
make[3]: *** [CMakeFiles/test_package.dir/all] Error 2
[  0%] Built target clean-test-results
make[4]: *** No rule to make target `/usr/local/lib/libgtest.la
-D_THREAD_SAFE', needed by `../test/utest'.
make[4]: Target `CMakeFiles/test/utest.dir/build' not remade because of errors.
make[3]: *** [CMakeFiles/test/utest.dir/all] Error 2
make[3]: Target `CMakeFiles/test.dir/all' not remade because of errors.
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/test.dir/rule] Error 2
make[2]: Target `test' not remade because of errors.
make[1]: *** [test] Error 2

On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 12:48 PM, William Woodall <wjwwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone, I just wanted to let everyone know that we (my colleagues and
> I) have started an effort to document and fix any issues related installing
> ROS Electric Emys on OS X 10.7 Lion using Homebrew instead of Macports.  We
> are creating documentation and patches as we go in our github.com repository
> located here:
> Instructions: https://github.com/wjwwood/ros-osx/blob/master/electric-lion-homebrew/README.md
> Repository: https://github.com/wjwwood/ros-osx
> The instructions linked above walk through setting up ROS Electric on a
> clean Lion install using the Homebrew (http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/)
> package management system.  I would encourage anyone who is interested to
> give it a try and report any problems you run into either on this mailing
> list or as an issue on the github
> site: https://github.com/wjwwood/ros-osx/issues.  We would also welcome any
> help in the form of resolving issues, documentation, and patches.
> Currently, the ros, ros_comm, common_msgs, and geometry stacks are known to
> work.  This includes some pretty commonly used packages like most of the
> command line tools and tf.  We will be continuously updating this repository
> so keep an eye on it if you are looking for something specific.
> Thanks,
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> William Woodall
> Graduate Software Engineering
> Auburn University
> w at auburn.edu
> wjwwood at gmail.com
> williamjwoodall.com
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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