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Hi, I have installed ROS and Gazebo and I tried to build this project:


After I executing

rosmake hector_quadrotor_demo

All things work well unless I meet these errors:



mkdir -p bin

cd build && cmake -Wdev -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=/opt/ros/groovy/share/ros/core/rosbuild/rostoolchain.cmake ..

-- The C compiler identification is GNU

-- The CXX compiler identification is GNU

-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc

-- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc -- works

-- Detecting C compiler ABI info

-- Detecting C compiler ABI info - done

-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++

-- Check for working CXX compiler: /usr/bin/c++ -- works

-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info

-- Detecting CXX compiler ABI info - done

-- Found PythonInterp: /usr/bin/python (found version "2.7.3")

[rosbuild] Building package hector_quadrotor_gazebo_plugins

Failed to invoke /opt/ros/groovy/bin/rospack deps-manifests hector_quadrotor_gazebo_plugins

[rospack] Error: package/stack 'hector_quadrotor_gazebo_plugins' depends on non-existent package 'hector_gazebo_plugins' and rosdep claims that it is not a system dependency. Check the ROS_PACKAGE_PATH or try calling 'rosdep update'

CMake Error at /opt/ros/groovy/share/ros/core/rosbuild/public.cmake:129 (message):

Failed to invoke rospack to get compile flags for package

'hector_quadrotor_gazebo_plugins'.  Look above for errors from rospack

itself.  Aborting.  Please fix the broken dependency!

Call Stack (most recent call first):



CMakeLists.txt:12 (rosbuild_init)

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!


[ rosmake ] Output from build of package hector_quadrotor_gazebo_plugins written to:

[ rosmake ]

[rosmake-1] Finished <<< hector_quadrotor_gazebo_plugins [FAIL] [ 2.95 seconds ]

[ rosmake ] Halting due to failure in package hector_quadrotor_gazebo_plugins.

[ rosmake ] Waiting for other threads to complete.

[rosmake-0] Finished <<< hector_uav_msgs [PASS] [ 112.02 seconds ]

[ rosmake ] Results:

[ rosmake ] Built 69 packages with 1 failures.

[ rosmake ] Summary output to directory

[ rosmake ] /home/hongbo-miao/.ros/rosmake/rosmake_output-20130203-101443

If I continue executing

roslaunch hector_quadrotor_demo indoor_slam_gazebo.launch

I will get this error:

cannot locate [indoor_slam_gazebo.launch] in package [hector_quadrotor_demo]

Can somebody help me? Thank you very much.

Originally posted by Hongbo Miao on Gazebo Answers with karma: 16 on 2013-02-03

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Original comments

Comment by Alex Buyval on 2013-02-04:
Which version of ROS have you installed? Have you done initialize rosdep?


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Hi, @Alex Buyval, I have got the answer from ROS Q&A Forum. Anyway, thank you for your quick response.

The respondent on ROS Q&A Forum said that information about required stacks was indeed incomplete in the tutorials. And he has added the missing stacks in the prerequisites section.

Hope this can help guys who meet the same problem. For more details, please see:


Originally posted by Hongbo Miao with karma: 16 on 2013-02-04

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