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Gazebo4 installation along ROS-indigo

asked 2014-09-28 08:40:56 -0500

arennuit gravatar image

Hi all,

I have installed ROS-indigo (desktop full) and I wanted to install Gazebo 4 on top of it. From reading the instructions here I thought I would have to build from the sources (quote: " The way to go is to build them from source"). Then I started following the instructions and installed ros-$distro-gazebo4-ros-pkgs and ros-$distro-gazebo4-ros-control from the osrf repo and unexpectingly. Without any additional step, the gazebo version now being used is 4. From the install steps, I was expecting to have to build gazebo from the sources... Quote: "Use catkin workspaces to compile the rest of the software used from source". Is the behavior I observed expected?



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answered 2014-09-30 18:31:51 -0500

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updated 2014-09-30 19:10:00 -0500

I just made a pull request to update the wording of the tutorial. Let me know if it helps. Here's the updated version.

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It sounds good to me, though I would add a word on the other packages available for gazebo4 (ros-$distro-gazebo4-ros-control and likes)... Thanks for your help!

arennuit gravatar imagearennuit ( 2014-10-01 00:48:00 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-09-30 17:29:04 -0500

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Sounds like we need to update our install tutorial. The ros-$distro-gazebo4-ros-pkgs and ros-$distro-gazebo4-ros-control exist to make it possible to use Gazebo 4 with ROS. The behavior you experienced is correct.

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Thanks, that helps

arennuit gravatar imagearennuit ( 2014-10-01 00:48:17 -0500 )edit
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