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Installing Ubuntu with ROS + ARan Base

Description: This tutorial describes the steps needed to get a proper Ubuntu and ROS installation to have a system up and running for the ARan Base tutorials.

Tutorial Level: BEGINNER

Next Tutorial: Robots/ARan-base/Tutorials/Installation/ARan_Base_Simulation Robots/ARan-base/Tutorials/Installation/ARan_Base_tutorial_docker

Author: Thomas Peyrucain < thomas.peyrucain@pal-robotics.com >

Maintainer: Jordi Pages < jordi.pages@pal-robotics.com >

Source: https://github.com/pal-robotics/pmb3_tutorials.git

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Not supported in melodic

Ubuntu installation

In order to run the public simulation of ARan Base (PMB3) it is preferable to get a fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS as follows

  • wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/20.04/ubuntu-20.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso

Use this ISO to install a fresh Ubuntu OS in your development computer. Afterwards, you can proceed installing ROS as explained in the next section.

ROS installation

Set up ROS packages sources

In order to install the required ROS packages for running ARan Base's simulation first, as explained in ROS Noetic installation, it is required to include packages.ros.org in the debian sources:

  • sudo apt update
    sudo apt install lsb-release # if you haven't already installed lsb-release
    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

The set up the required keys to access the debian sources:

  • sudo apt install curl gnupg # if you haven't already installed curl or gnupg
    curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/ros.asc | sudo apt-key add -

ROS packages installation

install use the following instruction

  • sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install git wget python3-rosinstall ros-noetic-desktop-full python3-catkin-tools python3-rosdep python-is-python3

Append the following command to ~/.bashrc to allow any console to use the catkin commands

  • source /opt/ros/noetic/setup.bash

Source-based installation

Currently source-based installation is provided.

These instructions assume that you are comfortable with ROS and the catkin build system. Please familiarize yourself using the ROS and catkin tutorials.

First of all, open a terminal and create an empty workspace:

  • mkdir ~/pmb3_public_ws
    cd ~/pmb3_public_ws

Then run the following instruction in order to download common_public-noetic.rosinstall,pmb3_public-noetic.rosinstall and to clone all the required repositories within the workspace:

  • wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pal-robotics/pal_mobile_base_docker/noetic-devel/common_public-noetic.rosinstall
    wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pal-robotics/pmb3_tutorials/noetic-devel/pmb3_public-noetic.rosinstall
    rosinstall src /opt/ros/noetic common_public-noetic.rosinstall
    rosinstall src /opt/ros/noetic pmb3_public-noetic.rosinstall

Then run this command to make sure that all dependencies are installed.

  • sudo rosdep init
    rosdep update

Then you may run the following instruction to make sure that all dependencies referenced in the workspace are installed

  • rosdep install -y --from-paths src --ignore-src --rosdistro noetic --skip-keys "speed_limit_node urdf_test ydlidar_ros_driver librealsense2-dev librealsense2-utils omni_drive_controller librealsense2-dkms node_doctor pal_filters pal_pcl pal_usb_utils pal_map_manager"

Then, you may proceed building the workspace:

  • source /opt/ros/noetic/setup.bash
    catkin build -DCATKIN_ENABLE_TESTING=0 -j $(expr `nproc` / 2)

Once you compiled all packages and source the environment (source ~/pmb3_public_ws/devel/setup.bash) and it's all ready to go.

Wiki: Robots/ARan-base/Tutorials/Installation/InstallUbuntuAndROS (last edited 2023-01-19 17:45:18 by thomaspeyrucain)