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Skip looking for models online? (GAZEBO_MODEL_DATABASE_URI)

asked 2015-11-03 05:37:13 -0500

AndreiHaidu gravatar image

updated 2015-11-03 05:38:28 -0500

Hi there,

is it possible to skip looking for models online?

Similar to this, but without downloading the models.

Thanks, Andrei

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answered 2021-10-12 00:29:18 -0500

cambel07 gravatar image

With Gazebo 9, I tried setting GAZEBO_MODEL_DATABASE_URI to "" with no effect as it seems to get the default value from somewhere else. However, setting it to any value like "/" did the trick for me.

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answered 2015-12-20 07:01:56 -0500

Illuminatur gravatar image


i've got the same problem. Since a few hours the Gazebo Model Database seems to be offline. In order to skip downloading the databse.config, i followed the hints above. Unfortunately, this doesn't help. I receive the following message

Error [] No <database> tag in the model database database.config found here[]
Error [] Unable to download model manifests

Are there any ideas?

Best regards!

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answered 2015-11-04 17:46:23 -0500

silvio.traversaro gravatar image

I did not check on the latest version, but on Gazebo ~2/3 setting GAZEBO_MODEL_DATABASE_URI to "" had the effect of skipping the download of online models.

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thanks, this does skip connecting to the gz database, however it still tries to connect to the empty one: `[Wrn] [] Unable to connect to model database using [//database.config]. Only locally installed models will be available.`

AndreiHaidu gravatar imageAndreiHaidu ( 2015-11-05 02:35:26 -0500 )edit

Yes.. as far as I remember that warning did not had any effect (i.e. there was no timeout).

silvio.traversaro gravatar imagesilvio.traversaro ( 2015-11-05 02:38:19 -0500 )edit
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