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Gazebo 5 with ROS Indigo on Ubuntu 14.04

asked 2016-05-06 11:49:42 -0500

Filippo Sanfilippo gravatar image

I need to use the combination Gazebo 5 (I need to use populations) with ROS Indigo (ros-indigo-effort-controllers, l ros-indigo-joint-state-controller), on Ubuntu 14.04.

Any suggestions on how to proceed for the installation?

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answered 2016-05-09 21:21:59 -0500

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updated 2016-05-09 21:28:16 -0500

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  1. Add the osrfoundation repository to your sources list. ref

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb lsb_release -cs main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gazebo-stable.list'

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-get update

  1. Install ros-indigo-gazebo5-ros-pkgs from the osrfoundation repository, which will install the gazebo5 package.

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-gazebo5-ros-pkgs

BTW, maybe you also need to install ros-indigo-gazebo5-ros-control

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Just a side note, since I lost 2 working days for this and it might help others: ros-indigo-gazebo5-ros-pkgs and the other ros-indigo-gazebo5 packages seem not available for i386! check they are just provided for amd64 and thus will never appear in your apt-get if you’re on i386 (like me). Please note this in the documentation since its missing (or print it bold if it’s there).

m4k gravatar imagem4k ( 2016-05-20 15:27:21 -0500 )edit

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