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How to add the tape_measure branch to my existing gazebo 7.9 installation? Please answer in detail.

asked 2017-12-20 11:29:52 -0500

kschouthankar gravatar image

updated 2017-12-20 12:02:41 -0500


If I can't modify my existing installation, kindly walk me through the process.

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answered 2017-12-20 12:00:16 -0500

That branch hasn't been touched in a long time, so I suspect the amount of effort to revive it would be non-trivial.

I haven't tried it, but the steps should go something like this:

  1. Clone gazebo

    hg clone http://bitbucket.org/osrf/gazebo
    cd gazebo
  2. Move to latest gazebo7 branch

    hg up gazebo7
  3. Merge in tape_measure. This is the tricky part, because you'll need to solve many conflicts

    hg merge tape_measure
  4. Then follow the usual installation process

    mkdir build
    cd build
    cmake ..
    make -j8
    sudo make install

You'll probably need to tweak the code a few times until it builds successfully. Also note that the tape_measure branch has never been completed, so it may not work as expected. That said, if you get it to work, it would be great if you could contribute it back to the community!


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Thanks @chapulina, is there a way I can modify my existing installation to add tape_measure? I'll have two copies of gazebo in my system if I follow your solution.

kschouthankar gravatar imagekschouthankar ( 2017-12-20 12:05:32 -0500 )edit

It's not possible to have two working Gazebo copies in your system at once, so unfortunately you'll need to reinstall the version you want to use before using it.

chapulina gravatar imagechapulina ( 2017-12-20 12:56:48 -0500 )edit
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