[ros-users] compile problem nodelet in OSX

Mark Moll mmoll at rice.edu
Fri Sep 2 17:22:10 UTC 2011

On Sep 2, 2011, at 12:07 PM, Brian Gerkey wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 9:58 AM, Nicholas Butko <nbutko at ucsd.edu> wrote:
>> I had the same problem. The best way I found to fix it was to add
>> to the exported cflags argument of pluginlib.
> hi Nick,
> My concern with that approach is that you'd have to ensure that every
> package that brings in tinyxml remembers to both #define and export
> TIXML_USE_STL.  And the problem doesn't present on Ubuntu, where the
> libtinyxml-dev package installs tinyxml.h with TIXML_USE_STL #defined.
> That's why I went for the source rosdep approach for tinyxml on OSX.

I added a port for tinyxml to MacPorts a little while back that also uses the -DTIXML_USE_STL flag. Would that work?

> I'd prefer to use tinyxml (and every other library) from a standard
> installation, but I couldn't see a good way to make the macports
> installation of it work.
> 	brian.
>> On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 9:49 AM, Brian Gerkey <gerkey at willowgarage.com>
>> wrote:
>>> hi Kevin,
>>> On Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 8:06 AM, Kevin Walchko <kevin.walchko at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I am having problems compiling nodelet.
>>>> ROS electric, OSX Lion 10.7 using macports and default compiler
>>>> I had to define STL use in loader.cpp, otherwise the macports of tinyXML
>>>> didn't make certain class members available:
>>>> #define TIXML_USE_STL
>>>> is there a way to define this in CMakeLists.txt?
>>> Did the tinyxml source rosdep not work for you?  `rosdep install
>>> nodelet` should build and install an appropriately configured version
>>> of tinyxml from https://kforge.ros.org/rosrelease/sourcedeps/tinyxml.
>>> I wrote that because I was having the same trouble you are (and more,
>>> as I recall) with using the macports version of tinyxml.
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