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Install gazebo-1.9 stand-alone with ros-groovy on Ubuntu12.04

asked 2013-07-20 07:28:58 -0500

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I intalled ros-groovy before, then installed gazebo-1.9.5 according to gazeborospkgs tutorial. But when I tried to execute command

rosrun gazebo_ros gazebo

or

rosrun gazebo_ros-1.9 gazebo

the result is

[rospack] Error: stack/package gazebo not found

or

[rospack] Error: stack/package gazebo-1.9 not found
.

roscore and gazebo-1.9 worked well when ran them one by one. So please can someone help me find out what's the problem and where is wrong? Thank you.

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answered 2013-07-21 13:39:02 -0500

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This looks like gazebo_ros is not s is not in your ROS_PACKAGE_PATH or not even installed to verify that it is try this:

echo $ROS_PACKAGE_PATH

and see if you can find the path to the gazebo_ros folder. As suggested by your link, if you are on groovy you need to install the gazebo_ros package from source, which is also described in the link you shared, try the steps in there again and let me know if that worked.

cheers

EDIT: I just checked the installation guide for groovy and it seems to me that in the instructions it never actually switches to the groovy-devel branch but would only rename the ros_gazebo_pkgs folder to groovy-devel, so use the this command instead:

git clone https://github.com/ros-simulation/gazebo_ros_pkgs.git -b groovy-devel

(@OSRF, you could maybe update this in the wiki, if I'm not telling any wrong stuff here ;), I am still on my roadtrip and wasn't following the latest developments)

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it is the same problem for hydro (although it is the master branch) git clone <a href="https://github.com/ros-simulation/gazebo_ros_pkgs.git">https://github.com/ros-simulation/gazebo_ros_pkgs.git</a> hydro-devel

evilBiber gravatar imageevilBiber ( 2013-07-22 01:05:14 -0500 )edit

Hey guys thanks for catching that git syntax error. I just fixed it for both the groovy and hydro instructions.

scpeters gravatar imagescpeters ( 2013-07-22 01:37:07 -0500 )edit

Thanks for your reply. Sorry to give you feedback so late. I have reinstalled gazebo_ros from source just as described in the link. But there is still no gazebo_ros folder in the path returned by "echo $ROS_PACKAGE_ROS" which is "/opt/ros/groovy/share:/opt/ros/groovy/stack" on my machine. But I can find folder "gazebo_ros" in the path "catkin_ws/build/gazebo_ros_pkgs", which "catkin_ws" is my workspace folder for ros. I suspect whether I need to add a ROS_PACKAGE_PATH manully.

GumpFang gravatar imageGumpFang ( 2013-07-24 07:39:49 -0500 )edit

BTW your suggestion about git commad works well. I am going to update wiki for it. Thank you

GumpFang gravatar imageGumpFang ( 2013-07-24 07:40:29 -0500 )edit

Issue is solved. It's my mistake. I did not run commad ""echo "source ~/catkin_ws/devel/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc"". Sorry for stupid mistake!

GumpFang gravatar imageGumpFang ( 2013-07-25 02:21:05 -0500 )edit
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