Ubuntu install of Fuerte Care-O-bot

The fuerte installation process described on this page is not fully available and tested yet. We are working on making it available as soon as possible. If you discover problems, please write to fmw@ipa.fhg.de.

These instructions only cover installing Care-O-bot-related software on a supported Ubuntu-based machine. The installation is tested for Ubuntu 10.04, 11.10 and 12.04. If you discover problems installing them on other platforms, please tell us.

Installation Instructions

These instructions cover installing Care-O-bot-related ROS Fuerte software on a supported Ubuntu-based machine. For an overview of Care-O-bot software and ROS, please see the Care-O-bot software overview.

Configure your Ubuntu repositories

Configure your Ubuntu repositories to allow "restricted," "universe," and "multiverse." You can follow the Ubuntu guide for instructions on doing this.

Setup your sources.list

Setup your computer to accept software from packages.ros.org. ROS Fuerte does not support Maverick, Natty, or Quantal.

  • Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid)

    • sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu lucid main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

    Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric)

    • sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu oneiric main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

    Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)

    • sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu precise main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

Set up your keys

  • wget http://packages.ros.org/ros.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -


Install all Care-O-bot stacks

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-care-o-bot

Environment setup

It's convenient if the ROS environment variables are automatically added to your bash session every time a new shell is launched:

echo "source /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc
. ~/.bashrc

If you have more than one ROS distribution installed, ~/.bashrc must only source the setup.bash for the version you are currently using.

If you just want to change the environment of your current shell, you can type:

source /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash

Most users will want to develop their own packages. The best way to configure the environment for that is to create an overlay.


Proceed to the Care-O-bot tutorials.

Wiki: Robots/Care-O-bot/fuerte (last edited 2012-11-26 11:33:15 by NadiaHammoudeh)