Gentoo install of ROS Kinetic
We are automatically generating the Ebuilds for Gentoo. Please note that there are also packages available from the Gentoo developers, but those packages are incomplete. Also note that these are being automatically generated from the rosdistro file, and there are a number of unresolved dependencies for some packages.
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First, set the following in /etc/portage/profile/eapi.
Next, you need to add the ros-overlay sources to your emaint configuration.
# mkdir /etc/portage/repos.conf
Add the following to the file /etc/portage/repos.conf/ros-overlay.conf
[ros-overlay] location = /usr/local/portage sync-type = git sync-uri = https://github.com/ros/ros-overlay auto-sync = yes masters = gentoo
Then synchronize the repository.
# emaint sync -r ros-overlay
While Python 3 works for most of the libraries in ROS, there are still many components that rely on Python 2, making it the recommended choice for installation.
This implies you'll need to use eselect python to choose Python2.7 and add to /etc/portage/package.use:
ros-kinetic/* PYTHON_TARGETS: -* python2_7 ros-kinetic/* PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET: -* python2_7
There are many different libraries and tools in ROS. We provided four default configurations to get you started. You can also install ROS packages individually.
In case of problems with the next step, you can use following repositories instead of the ones mentioned above ros-shadow-fixed
# emerge ros-kinetic/desktop_full --ask
# emerge ros-kinetic/desktop --ask
ROS-Base: (Bare Bones) ROS package, build, and communication libraries. No GUI tools.
# emerge ros-kinetic/ros_base
Individual Package: You can also install a specific ROS package:
# emerge ros-kinetic/PACKAGE
# emerge ros-kinetic/slam_gmapping
To find available packages, use:
Before you can use ROS, you will need to initialize rosdep. rosdep enables you to easily install system dependencies for source you want to compile and is required to run some core components in ROS.
sudo rosdep init rosdep update
rosinstall is a frequently used command-line tool in ROS that is distributed separately. It enables you to easily download many source trees for ROS packages with one command.
To install this tool on Gentoo, run:
# emerge dev-python/rosinstall
Build farm status
Now, to test your installation, please proceed to the ROS Tutorials.