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GZServer problem >> Could not open file[]

asked 2013-03-14 06:56:50 -0500

updated 2013-03-19 17:39:50 -0500

I have ubuntu 12.04 and installed gazebo by Pre-compiled binaries from here

i don't any change in bashrc expect:

source /usr/share/gazebo/

mohsen@mohsen-ThinkPad-R500:~$ gdb --args gzserver

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Reading symbols from /usr/bin/gzserver...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug/usr/bin/gzserver-

(gdb) run

Starting program: /usr/bin/gzserver
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/".
[New Thread 0x7fffe5293700 (LWP 4328)]
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Error [] Could not open file[]
[Thread 0x7fffe5293700 (LWP 4328) exited]
[Inferior 1 (process 4252) exited with code 0377]

mohsen@mohsen-ThinkPad-R500:~$ echo $GAZEBORESOURCEPATH


and there is my /usr/share/gazebo-1.5/worlds/

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answered 2013-03-14 07:37:16 -0500

AndreiHaidu gravatar image


you have to add the path to the .world file

$ gzserver /<path>/share/gazebo-1.5/worlds/

Cheers, Andrei

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gzserver /usr/share/gazebo-1.5/worlds/ . after run gzclientin another terminal this error showed: "Segmentation fault (core dumped)" and this window opened: "The application Gazebo has closed unexpectly" and it gave me this title for error "gzserver-1.5.0 crashed with SIGABRT in raise()". help plz

Mohsen Hk gravatar imageMohsen Hk ( 2013-03-14 08:38:20 -0500 )edit

I recreated the steps with gazebo 1.5 and for me it works. Do you get the same error when you run $ gazebo /<path>/share/gazebo-1.5/worlds/ ? Or just simply $ gazebo ? Maybe you are loading something from your world file that gives a segfault.

AndreiHaidu gravatar imageAndreiHaidu ( 2013-03-14 11:31:02 -0500 )edit

i'm trying to install gazebo again but it gave me this error:

Mohsen Hk gravatar imageMohsen Hk ( 2013-03-15 04:35:06 -0500 )edit
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