[ros-users] Announcing catkin_lint tool

Nikolaus Demmel demmeln at in.tum.de
Wed Mar 12 13:17:11 UTC 2014

On 12.03.2014, at 13:34, Martin Günther <martin.guenther1980 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:25:12 +0100
> Timo Röhling <timo.roehling at fkie.fraunhofer.de> wrote:
>> Hello ROS users,
>> I have created a tool to check catkin packages for common build
>> configuration errors. I announced it to the ROS Buildsystem SIG a
>> while ago, and I think it is ready for public scrutiny:
>> Source: https://github.com/fkie/catkin_lint
>> PyPI Package: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/catkin_lint
>> Ubuntu PPA: https://launchpad.net/~roehling/+archive/latest
>> It runs a static analysis with a simplified CMake parser. Among the
>> checks are order constraints of macros, missing dependencies, missing
>> files, installation of targets and headers, and a few other things.
>> The checks are inspired by the catkin manual and issues I encountered
>> in my daily work routine.
>> Give it a try and feel free to post any issues on Github.
>> Timo
> Hi Timo,
> thanks a million, this tool is perfect! I just went ahead and fixed all
> errors/warnings it found in my catkin packages (and there were quite a
> few...).
> One nice addition would be to have a wiki page somewhere that explained
> in more detail what each error/warning means, and what the usual ways
> to fix them are.

Yes, this tool is great, thank you Timo.

@Martin: Have you tried the —explain command line option?


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