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Error when starting up Gazebo: Unable to download model manifests

asked 2018-06-08 10:23:59 -0500

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Error [ModelDatabase.cc:228] No <database> tag in the model database database.config found here[http://gazebosim.org/models/]
Error [ModelDatabase.cc:287] Unable to download model manifests

This happens when I start up gazebo running on Ubuntu Trusty 14.04. I have tried stating gazebo via the normal method and using a ROS empty_world launch file, and the error persists.

Due to this error, the functionality of gazebo is reduced. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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answered 2018-06-08 12:09:05 -0500

Duplicate of this question: http://answers.gazebosim.org/question...

This happens whenever the Gazebo Model Database is down.

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I'm wondering if it is permanently down, it hasen't been working for several days now

Robinson gravatar imageRobinson ( 2018-06-08 13:12:26 -0500 )edit

We're working on it, I think it's been less than 48 hours

chapulina gravatar imagechapulina ( 2018-06-08 14:01:04 -0500 )edit

A short term work around: `GAZEBO_MODEL_DATABASE_URI=http://models.gazebosim.org gazebo --verbose`

chapulina gravatar imagechapulina ( 2018-06-08 16:25:27 -0500 )edit
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