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Installation of necessary packages on remote PCDescription: How to install necessary packages on remote pc which will control the robot
Tutorial Level: BEGINNER
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This tutorial is based on Ubuntu 14.04
If you are using a different distro,please refer to ROS installations page.
Installation of ROS
In order to continue you should complete ros installation tutorials.
After creating your workspace, You will able to follow the sections below.
Installation of necessary packages
To complete this part, you'll need to download 3 packages. There are two methods for installing the necessary packages one is using git and other is via apt-get command.
We advise to use apt-get command in order to install the packages.
Using apt-get command
Just use the following command to download and install all three mrp2 packages at once.
$ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-mrp2-common ros-indigo-mrp2-desktop ros-indigo-mrp2-simulator
And you are good to move forward to our next tutorial.
First, you should cd to your workspace:
$ cd <YOUR CATKIN WORKSPACE PATH>/src
$ cd ~/catkin_ws/src
Be sure; git is installed correctly on your system; If it is not, just type;
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install git
Now, you are able to get necessary repositories from github. For that, run these commands one by one in your workspace:
$ git clone https://github.com/milvusrobotics/mrp2_common.git $ git clone https://github.com/milvusrobotics/mrp2_simulator.git $ git clone https://github.com/milvusrobotics/mrp2_desktop.git
Now you need to compile them. But first, You must install dependencies of these packages via:
$ rosdep install --from-paths src --ignore-src --rosdistro=indigo -y
Finally, you can call catkin_make command. Just change directory to one level up -- top of your catkin workspace -- and call it:
$ cd .. && catkin_make
Next step will be soucing your setup.bash:
$ source <YOUR CATKIN WORKSPACE PATH>/devel/setup.bash
A better solution is "sourcing your workspace" to your .bashrc file, it is described in ROS Tutorials, just run the following command by replacing <YOUR CATKIN WORKSPACE PATH> with your workspace path:
$ echo "source <YOUR CATKIN WORKSPACE PATH>/devel/setup.bash" >> ~/.bashrc