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Hi everyone!

I'm currently migrating package per package all the nodes and stacks we've created and I'm having some trouble with catkin and dynamic reconfigure in package camera1394stereo. I've re-followed the dynamic_reconfigure tutorials in catkin mode in ros.org, but they did not help.

I have a node and a nodelet inside a package, with its corresponding "cfg" folder in it. In the CMakeLists I have


before the 'catkin_package()' line, as well as the dynamic_reconfigure dependencies in both CMakeLists and package.xml.

In my machine and in the other machines we have here at work, this package compiles and works. However, when I send my package to the build farm using bloom, this is the error I get:

CMake Error at /opt/ros/groovy/share/dynamic_reconfigure/cmake/extras.cmake:47 (message):
  Could not run dynamic reconfigure file 'cfg/Camera1394Stereo.cfg': the
  rosdep view is empty: call 'sudo rosdep init' and 'rosdep update'
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:31 (generate_dynamic_reconfigure_options)

The output of the buildfarm is here


I have already made some changes in the cfg file, such as removing the roslib dependecies, and I have re-checked the CMakeLists.txt, but I could not solve this. Has anyone faced this problem?

Originally posted by Miquel Massot on ROS Answers with karma: 1471 on 2013-07-29

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Comment by William on 2013-07-29:
@Dirk Thomas is this a missing dependency?


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The file in the repo (https://github.com/srv/camera1394stereo/blob/groovy/cfg/Camera1394Stereo.cfg#L36) indicates that it imports the old version of dynamic reconfigure intended to be used only with rosbuild:

from dynamic_reconfigure.parameter_generator import *

Please take a look at the tutorial http://www.ros.org/wiki/dynamic_reconfigure/Tutorials/HowToWriteYourFirstCfgFile describing how to write the cfg file (watch out to select catkin at the top, not rosbuild). For catkin based packages the import line is subtly different:

from dynamic_reconfigure.parameter_generator_catkin import *

Originally posted by Dirk Thomas with karma: 16276 on 2013-07-29

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Comment by Miquel Massot on 2013-07-29:
Thank you! I did not notice the '_catkin' end. I've now sent a pull request with this change. It was finally built!


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