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System description: Ubuntu 11.10, 64-bit, with ROS Fuerte installed

I followed the directions for the "non-ROS" installation of RGBDSLAM, as indicated here:


The process is smooth until the very end, where I attempt to make the package, using:

rosmake rgbdslam_freiburg

The error occurs during compilation; the terminal output is as follows:

[ 34%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/rgbdslam.dir/src/main.o In file included from /home/magnate/ros/rgbdslam_freiburg/rgbdslam/src/ColorOctomapServer.h:4:0, from /home/magnate/ros/rgbdslam_freiburg/rgbdslam/src/graph_manager.h:31, from /home/magnate/ros/rgbdslam_freiburg/rgbdslam/src/openni_listener.h:30, from /home/magnate/ros/rgbdslam_freiburg/rgbdslam/src/main.cpp:17: /opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/octomap_mapping/octomap_server/include/octomap_server/OctomapServer.h:50:48: fatal error: octomap_server/OctomapServerConfig.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated. make[3]: *** [CMakeFiles/rgbdslam.dir/src/main.o] Error 1 make[3]: Leaving directory /home/magnate/ros/rgbdslam_freiburg/rgbdslam/build' make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/rgbdslam.dir/all] Error 2 make[2]: Leaving directory /home/magnate/ros/rgbdslam_freiburg/rgbdslam/build' make[1]: *** [all] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/magnate/ros/rgbdslam_freiburg/rgbdslam/build' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------} [ rosmake ] Output from build of package rgbdslam written to: [ rosmake ] /home/magnate/.ros/rosmake/rosmake_output-20130211-032124/rgbdslam/build_output.log
[rosmake-0] Finished <<< rgbdslam [FAIL] [ 13.96 seconds ]
[ rosmake ] Halting due to failure in package rgbdslam. [ rosmake ] Waiting for other threads to complete.
[ rosmake ] Results:
[ rosmake ] Built 47 packages with 1 failures.
[ rosmake ] Summary output to directory

If anyone has insight about what the issue might be, and how it could be resolved, it would be much appreciated.

Originally posted by magnate on ROS Answers with karma: 28 on 2013-02-10

Post score: 0

Original comments

Comment by magnate on 2013-02-11:
@Felix-Endres (below): Thanks mate, that was it.


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You need to apply the patch in the rgbdslam folder:

roscd rgbdslam
sudo patch /opt/ros/fuerte/stacks/octomap_mapping/octomap_server/manifest.xml <octomap_server_manifest.patch

Not your fault, the fact is missing from the walkthrough you followed, I'll add it.

Originally posted by Felix Endres with karma: 6468 on 2013-02-11

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Comment by Maheshwar Venkat on 2013-05-08:
is there any such patch available for groovy? i'm facing the same problem with groovy

Comment by Felix Endres on 2013-05-13:
If I remember correctly, the patch is actually not required anymore because the octomap_server has been updated. Otherwise, just look into the patch file, it's only one line that adds some definitions. Should work for the respective file in groovy too.


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