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My environment: Mac OS maverick, 10.9.5; Xcode 6.0.1

I basically followed the instruction here:


$rosdep install --from-paths src --ignore-src --rosdistro indigo -y
executing command [brew install boost --with-python]
Warning: boost-1.56.0 already installed
ERROR: the following rosdeps failed to install
homebrew: Failed to detect successful installation of [boost --with-python]

I have both boost and boost-python installed by homebrew:

$brew list
autoconf eigen icon-naming-utils libyaml pyqt urdfdom
automake flann ilmbase log4cxx qhull urdfdom_headers
boost fltk imagemagick opencv qt vtk5
boost-python freetype intltool openexr sbcl wget
cmake gettext jpeg openssl sip yaml-cpp-0.3
collada-dom glew libpng pcl szip
console_bridge gtest libtiff pcre tango-icon-theme
cppunit hdf5 libtool pkg-config tinyxml

Originally posted by nikai on ROS Answers with karma: 1 on 2014-10-03

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I had the same problem. Asked here. Got solution... kind of hahaha https://github.com/ros-infrastructure/rosdep/issues/339#issuecomment-57802675 . Now I'm stuck at http://answers.ros.org/question/194158/bondcpp-fails/. Hope it helps!

Originally posted by Tiberius with karma: 36 on 2014-10-03

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Comment by nikai on 2014-10-03:
Thanks Tiberius! So basically I just ignore the complaints by rosdep and continue the catkin compilation?

Comment by nikai on 2014-10-03:
Actually I have the new errors:

CMake Error at cmake/empy.cmake:29 (message): Unable to find either executable 'empy' or Python module 'em'... try installing the package 'python-empy'

How did you resolve this?

Comment by Tiberius on 2014-10-03:
Yeah! I got that one too! I just installed it. I did like http://wiki.ros.org/indigo/Installation/OSX/Homebrew/Source says. There is a section about it.


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