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Structure ROS workspace when there is multiple versions of a package

I’m working on POC ROS2 project to understand the basic concepts and see what is feasible. An important metric is that I want to be able to version my packages, especially my ROS interfaces. I realize ...
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Custom messages are not generated in ROS 2

Project Goal I am working on a project with ROS 2 where my primary goal is to read data from LVX files (associated with Livox LiDAR sensors) and publish this data to a ROS bag. The key steps in my ...
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ROS VS Code Debugger unrecognized remap tag in <include> tag

I am using ROS extension for VS Code and I have organized my launch files based on Roslaunch tips for large projects. I have 2 main launch files, one that I launch from the linux terminal, and one via ...
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How to correctly define an action and some python code in a ROS2 package?

my question is really close to this one but with python code. I have a package with an action and some python classes. Those classes use the action and are used in another package. my package.xml ...
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Listing dependencies in package.xml that are also dependency of dependency

I'm interested in hearing about best practice of listing a dependency in package.xml that is already a dependency of another dependency. Let's say I have two packages: ...
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Best way to add package's models path to GAZEBO_MODEL_PATH in ROS2?

In ROS1, you could add your package's models path to the GAZEBO_MODEL_PATH in package.xml (e....
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rosdep install specific version of dependencies

Let's suppose I want to install scikit-image 0.15.0. I'm checking scikit-image lib within rosdep db (returns python-skimage-pip -> scikit-image). Then fill package.xml (as described here) with <...
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How to create a package that only contains launch files

I want to create a package that only holds launch files for packages that I installed using apt-get. Let's say my package, called ...
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Which ROS package dependencies are redundant/implicitly included?

Hi all, I am wondering the following: when adding a dependency to roscpp, what are the packages that are implicitly included ? Here is a concrete example: ...
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Undefined reference to ros (melodic)

Hi, i'm on raspbian and try to make a camera vision with ROS and OpenCV but I get errors with ROS... ...
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build VS build_depend

Hello, I saw in different tutorials two different way to add dependencies in package.xml: ...
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Customising Packages on ROS Tutorial Issue

I am very new to ROS & Ubuntu and am working through the OS tutorials. Specifically, I am currently creating and customising my own packages (see link below for tutorial I am currently referencing,...
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What is ament_cmake job?

created a rclcpp package: removed <depend>ament_cmake</depend> from package.xml ...
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How to use/link meson build Gstreamer in ROS Package?

E.g To use Gstreamer, I meson built new version with following commands. ...
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Why can't I import a Python dependency even if it is declared as a runtime dependency in package.xml?

I have the following dependencies in my package.xml ...
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Why doesn't rospack list runtime dependencies?

I have the following dependencies specified in the package.xml file ...
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What is the difference between the different package files?

What is the difference between the package.xml file, colcon.pkg file, and .meta file? When ...
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What does the _vendor suffix mean in a package name?

There are many repos in ROS index named something_vendor and also many named something_cmake_module. What is the purpose of a vendor package? What does the "_vendor" suffix mean versus just ...
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Do I need to add <build_depend> entries for pure Python packages?

In the package.xml file we specify dependencies that we need at compile time for our package, e.g., as <build_depend>rospy</build_depend>. As my Python ...
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package.xml: use 'replace' tag for non-ROS package

When I do this: foo/package.xml: ... <replace>bar</replace> ... I get this: ...
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Creating a ROS msg

I was following the steps of the tutorial "Creating a ROS msg and srv" http://wiki.ros.org/ROS/Tutorials/CreatingMsgAndSrv and the step 3 I got this message: ...
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Can we update the package.xml from a python script?

Is there a way to update a package.xml from a python script? I know that you can catkin_pkg to parse a package.xml and retrieve ...
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how to modify the information in package.xml

I am newer in ROS. I am learning the method of creating the catkin package. And when I go to the step of customizing the package.xml tag. the problem occurred. How to make modification of the xml file ...
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How to declare dependency on other ROS package for launch files

I'm creating a package that exclusively uses launch files from other ROS packages. In other words, I'm not creating any nodes I'm just making a package to conveniently group and launch nodes from ...
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error: 'Point' does not name a type

Hi, I'm trying to utilize the geometry_msgs 'Point' type and receiving this error: /home/viki/catkin_ws/src/ibvs/src/visual_servoing.cpp:42:1: error: ‘Point’ does not name a type Point CENTER = Point(...
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What dependencies to specify in CMakeLists.txt and which to specify in package.xml?

Even after having read this post regarding the difference between CMakeLists.xml and package.xml files (in the ROS context), I'm ...
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Questions to SDF, urdf, xacro, material, textures using Gazebo

Hi Guys, Currently I am a little stuck with my xacro model. I have a texture file which should be attached to a surface in the xacro. How to add materials to your package, what do I need to export (...
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Roscpp header file for tf2 transform

Which header file to include for tf2::Transform? Unfortunately this is not a well documented way to use tf2 as far as I can find. It is in the file Transform.h, but ...
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How to specify package version in package.xml or rosdep depends.yaml

I would like to make sure that a specific version of a system package is installed for my ros package. Let's assume, that I want to make sure, that my rospackage ...
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build_depend for eigen3, kinetic in package.xml

Hello I am using eigen3 in my node. So I added the following statement to my CMakeLists.txt find_package(Eigen3 REQUIRED) include_directories(${Eigen_INCLUDE_DIRS}) ...
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Getting error on package.xml when running "catkin_ make"

I have just started with ROS and I am following one of my first beginner tutorial "Writing a Simple Publisher and Subscriber (C++)". I am receiving an error when I run catkin_make or ...
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How do I make catkin_make check for required python modules?

I would like for catkin_make to fail if a fellow developer does not have all of the required python modules installed. I thought that I could do this using the package.xml manifest, but I may just be ...
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Should C/C++ packages run_depend on *_msgs packages?

While cleaning up MoveIt!'s build structure (https://github.com/ros-planning/moveit_core/pull/305#issuecomment-230609078), I noticed that the packages run_depend on all the *_msgs packages they use. (...
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Do I need to edit CMake_Prefix_Path to point turtlebot_navigation at a different version of a package?

Grasping at straws here - I'm using Indigo and I've made an overlay of the AMCL package. The path to it is in ROS_PACKAGE_PATH, and when I "roscd amcl", it takes me to the overlay directory....
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Adjust packagexml

Hi! I'm following this tutorial http://wiki.ros.org/navigation/Tutorials/RobotSetup/TF and when I "catkin_create_pkg robot_setup_tf roscpp tf geometry_msgs" I have this message: "Please ...
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Manifest's license tag for proprietary ROS packages

The license tag of package manifests (package.xml) seems to be mandatory. What should I set it to for a proprietary package that ...
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Cannot catkin_make example from Tutorials

I used my fresh knowledge from package form format to extend basics of catkins cmakelist.txt and package.xml Is there anything principally wrong with it or is all right. It does work with catkin_make ...
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Hi , i want to install catkin_make , but i have an error , so i want to know could i change package.xml?

its my error when i run catkin_make : ...
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Why do I exactly need package.xml?

Cause I need to duplicate all my build dependencies when I call find_package, then I need to set them into catkin_package, then i need to set add_dependencies. How does package.xml help me? ...
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What is the purpose of the architecture_independent tag?

I've read the description in REP 140, but I'm still not clear about the meaning of architecture_independent My interpretation was that the package contains no files that require a particular CPU ...
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Optional ROS package (and catkin) dependencies

Is there (going to be) support for specifying optional dependencies for ROS packages in both package.xml and CMakeLists.txt? Rationale: I do some optional resource generation during the build process (...
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Eigen libriary does not work

hi guys, I am working on Indigo installed on Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use Eigen library in my code. I used this tutorial to add the library to my codes. I also checked this one. After following these ...
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ROS Error: Cannot Launch Node of Type

Hi, I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I've successfully installed ROS Indigo. There is this open source program called ORB-SLAM that I am trying to run but I getting an error. Instructions I am following: ...
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package.xml "provides"

In version 2 of package.xml format, the "conflict" and "replace" tags are now available (yay). But what about the sibling "provides"? https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-...
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Policy on run_depends for external optional binary packages

I have a catkin package that calls (via system) an additional program in a standard ubuntu package. Let's call that X. Although X is not needed to build or start my package's binary, there is no real ...
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Using a library created using rosbuild_add_library

I have created a package in ROS which contains my own header files and I have created a library using these header files using rosbuild_add_library (...
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What command to use to edit a package.xml file in ROS Hydro?

Can anybody tell which command to use to edit a package.xml file in ROS Hydro? Using the command cat package.xml, I can view the package.xml file but I am unable to edit the file. Can anybody help ...
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cyclic run depends

Hi, in a package.xml file it is possible to declare a package only as run_depend without declaring it as a ...
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Is test_depend actually used for anything?

Under catkin (in hydro), package.xml files can have "test_depend" entries. This seems like a good idea, as sometimes our tests have dependencies that the rest of our code does not have. ...
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Support for 'short description' in package.xml / Bloom?

Is there any way for Bloom to generate 'short descriptions' like what rosbuild used to do? manifest.xml actually had an explicit ...
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