[ros-users] roslaunch - include extra launch file

koen buys koen.buys at mech.kuleuven.be
Mon Feb 7 17:32:44 UTC 2011

On 7 February 2011 18:11, Ken Conley <kwc at willowgarage.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 6:51 AM, koen buys <koen.buys at mech.kuleuven.be> wrote:
>> On 7 February 2011 15:32, Steven Bellens
>> <steven.bellens at mech.kuleuven.be> wrote:
>>> 2011/2/7 koen buys <koen.buys at mech.kuleuven.be>:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I'm including the image_view package (which is in its own launch file)
>>>> in another launch file, when I launch this second launch file it seems
>>>> that the image_view is executed from ~/.ros/ folder and also saves
>>>> it output there. Is this default behavior? I would like that my
>>>> included launch files also start from the $PWD location.
>>> There is the cwd attribute for node elements:
>>> http://www.ros.org/wiki/roslaunch/XML/node
>>> I was looking for the same thing two days ago :)
>>> Steven
>> I'm still not getting it to work (Steven mentioned he had the same problem):
>> process[prosilica_driver_584-2]: started with pid [2901]
>> process[prosilica_584_image_proc-3]: started with pid [2903]
>> Roslaunch got a 'No such file or directory' error while attempting to run:
>> gnome-terminal -x
>> /home/koen/ros/private-kul-ros-pkg/human_motion_capt/opencv/image_tools/bin/image_view
>> image:=prosilica_584/image_color __name:=prosilica_viewer_color_584
>> __log:=/home/koen/.ros/log/1e298f1e-32c9-11e0-b3e0-0024e8be2dfe/prosilica_viewer_color_584-4.log
>> Please make sure that all the executables in this command exist and have
>> executable permission. This is often caused by a bad launch-prefix.
>> Without the cwd="node" it will work just fine. Or do I see the syntax
>> here incorrectly and does the "node" need to be a name of a specific
>> node?
> 'node' is the correct syntax, but I'm not sure I understand the
> problem well enough to diagnose.  Also, the 'node' syntax does not
> give you $PWD behavior -- there is no way to specify that.   'node'
> sets cwd to the directory of the node being launched.
>  - Ken

currently it is still executed from the ~/.ros  folder instead of the
folder where the roslaunch command is executed (=PWD or CWD)

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