I am packaging rviz as a snap and running into some issues.
name: rviz version: 1.11.14 summary: rotobot operating system framework visualizer description: | 3D visualizer for use with ROS framework grade: stable confinement: devmode parts: rviz-workspace: after: [desktop-qt4] plugin: catkin rosdistro: indigo catkin-packages: - rviz apps: rviz: command: desktop-launch rviz plugs: [network, network-bind, home, x11, opengl]
You can use the above file by following these steps:
mkdir workspace cd workspace mkdir snap // copy the above snapcraft.yaml into the snap dir mkdir src cd src git clone https://github.com/ros-visualization/rviz.git cd rviz git checkout -t origin/indigo-devel cd ../.. snapcraft cleanbuild
Basically, the above is the layout that will allow you to use the
catkin snap plugin to build rviz.
For me the build runs to completion (rviz is built and its install steps are run). However it then fails at what I presume is the snap packaging phase with the following:
Cleaning up newly installed Catkin packages... Parts 'desktop-qt4' and 'rviz-workspace' have the following file paths in common which have different contents: etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-no-sub-pixel.conf etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf etc/fonts/conf.avail/30-metric-aliases.conf etc/fonts/conf.avail/45-latin.conf etc/fonts/conf.avail/60-latin.conf etc/fonts/fonts.conf etc/init.d/x11-common lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexpat.so.1.6.0 usr/bin/fc-cache ... and so on Snapcraft offers some capabilities to solve this by use of the following keywords: - `filesets` - `stage` - `snap` - `organize`
I looked into the above keywords however the documentation didn’t help me too much in understanding how to properly apply them to my problem.
Any tips or guidance in what I should try next would be much appreciated.
RViz is a Qt4 application that needs opengl.