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Hi All,

catkin_create_package fails with the following error when I try to create a package on my new laptop:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/catkin_create_pkg", line 75, in main() File "/usr/bin/catkin_create_pkg", line 63, in main boost_comps=args.boost_comps) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkin_pkg/package_templates.py", line 142, in _create_package_template urls=[]) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkin_pkg/package_templates.py", line 55, in init self.validate() File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/catkin_pkg/package.py", line 244, in validate raise InvalidPackage('\n'.join(errors)) catkin_pkg.package.InvalidPackage: Invalid email "CRA@[email protected]" for person "CRA@rhutchins"

Does anyone know how to fix this?



Originally posted by The_Mad_Geometer on ROS Answers with karma: 25 on 2016-07-28

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As the error message states (Invalid email) the value CRA@[email protected] is not a valid email address (it contains two at signs).

Originally posted by Dirk Thomas with karma: 16276 on 2016-07-28

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Comment by The_Mad_Geometer on 2016-09-01:
Thanks Dirk.

Your diagnosis was correct. The fix is to specify:

catkin_create_package -m rhutchins <package_name>

So, simply typing my user name without the domain preceding it fixed my problem.


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