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"[rospack] Error: stack/package simulator_gazebo not found" with Gazebo in shadow-fixed

asked 2013-01-25 02:27:50 -0600

Stefan Kohlbrecher gravatar image

updated 2013-01-25 02:36:21 -0600

As described also here, I currently get this warning everytime I start gazebo for groovy installed from the shadow-fixed repo (leading to crashes and ROS related stuff not working) :

[rospack] Error: stack/package simulator_gazebo not found

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04/AMD64 and have groovy, fuerte and drcsim installed from .debs. I use a clean groovy environment:

kohlbrecher@opstation:~$ env |grep ROS

Also, "roscd simulator_gazebo" works just fine.

I'm not sure this is bug or some kind of peculiarity of my system setup. In any case, if anyone has any ideas, has run across this problem before or knows how to fix it, I'd like to read any suggestions. ;)

/edit: It was suggested that it has to do with the rospack cache, but even after completely deleting ~/.ros (so everything gets re-generated) the error persists.

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answered 2013-01-25 04:12:51 -0600

Johannes Meyer gravatar image

updated 2013-01-25 04:19:21 -0600

Stefan and I figured out that the error message in 1.7.8 is due to a bug in the new gazebo/scripts/ script in the current trunk version (r40346). rospack find simulator_gazebo/gazebo should be replaced by rosstack find simulator_gazebo/gazebo or even better rospack find gazebo.

We will file a ticket on

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