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Installation of STDR Simulator on Groovy

Description: Describes how to install STDR Simulator on Groovy

Tutorial Level: BEGINNER

Get stdr_simulator from Github

Since stdr_simulator is a catkin package, you will need a catkin workspace in order to build the package from source. If you don't already have a catkin workspace, you will find details in this ros tutorial.

cd <your_catkin_ws>/src
git clone https://github.com/stdr-simulator-ros-pkg/stdr_simulator.git

NOTE: on Ubuntu 13.04 (raring), where Qt5 is installed by default, you need to specify the path to qmake-qt4 when you invoke catkin_make:

catkin_make -DQT_QMAKE_EXECUTABLE=/usr/bin/qmake-qt4

Get cmake_modules for Groovy from Github

cmake_modules is a common repository for CMake Modules which are not distributed with CMake but are commonly used by ROS packages. You will need this package to solve some problems such as stdr_parser: Could not find module FindTinyXML.cmake.

git clone https://github.com/ros/cmake_modules.git

Get a catkin version map_server

You need to get a Groovy compatible catkin map_server package for compiling stdr_server and stdr_gui package: map_server. Then put it in <your_catkin_ws>/src

Build the simulator

Assuming you are still in <your_catkin_ws>/src directory:

cd ..

Possible problems in header or library path with map_server

Error 1: stdr_server/map_loader.h:32:37: fatal error: map_server/image_loader.h: No such file or directory

The easiest way to solve this error is that just replace #include "map_server/image_loader.h" by #include "the_absolute_path_of/map_server/image_loader.h" in stdr_server/map_loader.h file.

Error 2: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -limage_loader


sudo ln -s /opt/ros/groovy/stacks/navigation/map_server/lib/libimage_loader.so /usr/lib/libimage_loader.so

Wiki: stdr_simulator/Tutorials/Installation of STDR Simulator in Groovy (last edited 2014-07-09 09:45:47 by ZhiYan)