I am currently doing a course on ROS in 5 days in C++. I am currently doing the services part. I am getting the following error alt text

I have created the CPP file and compiled it with modification in the CMakeLists file as well. I made sure that the compiled version of the file is found in the devel/lib/service_server_pkg directory. I'm posting the screenshot of both my IDE and the the location of the compiled file version for your reference.

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Image of the directory of the compiled version of the file

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Please let me know what I'm missing here.

asked 20 May, 15:37

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Hi @eashwar.erahan,

You need to remove the string ".cpp" from your node name, in your launch file. The compiled file is saved without the .cpp extension, just as simple_service_server in this case.

For Python, you still use the full Python file name, including the .py extension, as the node name. But for C++, you use the file name without the .cpp extension. Interesting, isn't it? :D

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answered 21 May, 10:47

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edited 21 May, 10:49

oh ok I get it. I need to run the compiled version of the file rather than the .cpp file. Whereas in Python we dont compile the file , so we directly run the file, hence we include .py eextension. Why did I not think about it? :D

(21 May, 11:38) eashwar.erahan
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