Ubuntu install of Fuerte PR2 Desktop
Important: these instructions describe installing PR2-specific software on your desktop or laptop. It does not cover installing ROS on a PR2. For PR2-related service information and tutorials, please see the PR2 Support Site.
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 -
Make sure you have re-indexed the ROS.org server:
sudo apt-get update
NOTE: You will get a prompt about hddtemp when you do the install below: you can safely answer no to the prompt if you are not installing on an actual PR2. To avoid getting the prompt, you can set the debconf selection ahead of time:
echo "hddtemp hddtemp/daemon boolean false" | sudo debconf-set-selections
NOTE: Not all of pr2-desktop is building on Oneiric yet. Please file tickets for red packages in the fuerte debbuild status page which you would like to use.
Choose your preferred install:
PR2 Desktop: PR2 developer stacks, including PR2 simulator.
sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-pr2-desktop
or click here
WG PR2 Desktop: PR2 and Willow Garage developer stacks.
sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-wg-pr2-desktop
or click here
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:
Most users will want to develop their own packages. The best way to configure the environment for that is to create an overlay.