[ros-users] ROS Fuerte Beta 1 Now Available

Traveler Hauptman traveler.hauptman at iit.it
Wed Apr 4 21:28:03 UTC 2012

Ok, I think I got it. The ROS variant of PCL really needs to be a "ros
package"; it can't just be a "distro package" compiled with the correct
flags and patches.

So if I add the wg-debs pcl & swig-wx repos to
~/ros-underlay/.rosinstall when I build the core libraries will it work?

On 4/04/2012 11:06 p.m., Ken Conley wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 2:02 PM, Traveler Hauptman
> <traveler.hauptman at iit.it> wrote:
>> Just to double check...
>> After tweaking things in the rosdep *.yaml files I was able to do:
>> rosdep check -a
>> and get a perfect result.... all dependencies satisfied, etc....
>> However, when I subsequently ran:
>> rosmake -a
>> Some packages failed to build because of the rospack error in the quotes
>> below (xxx depends on non-existant package pcl).
>> To me it seems like rospack is *not* using the same dependency mechanism
>> as rosdep...
>> so how do I get rospack to recognize that a package is installed? For
>> instance, does the pcl_ros package need to be installed in
>> /opt/ros/fuerte or ... ???
> Per my previous comments, ROS uses a different PCL.  This different
> PCL contains a manifest.xml file which is what rospack is looking for.
> And yes, rosdep/rospack have very different dependency mechanisms.
> rosdep manages a variety of OS-specific package managers, which is
> what its dependencies are keyed against.  rospack only tests for ROS
> package dependencies, i.e. things that have manifest.xml files.
>  - Ken
>> On 4/04/2012 6:43 p.m., Ken Conley wrote:
>>>>> 4. rosmake appears to happily build the things that don't depend on pcl. I
>>>>> get a compiler error for pcl_ros and for a bunch of things I get a
>>>>> dependency error like:
>>> Same as above
>>>>> [rosbuild] Building package depth_image_proc
>>>>>  Failed to invoke /opt/ros/fuerte/bin/rospack deps-manifests
>>>>> depth_image_proc
>>>>>  [rospack] Error: package/stack depth_image_proc depends on non-existent
>>>>> package pcl
>>>>> Ideas on how I should proceed? I'd love to get a clean archlinux install
>>>>> sorted before fuerte leaves beta...
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