This tutorial covers the installation of Gazebo packages using the the
osrfoundation.org repository, designed for those who want to follow the
faster development path but still a stable one.
curl -sSL http://get.gazebosim.org | sh
Setup your computer to accept software from packages.osrfoundation.org.
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.osrfoundation.org/gazebo/ubuntu-stable `lsb_release -cs` main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gazebo-stable.list'
You can check to see if the file was written correctly. For example, in Ubuntu Xenial, you can type:
$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gazebo-stable.list deb http://packages.osrfoundation.org/gazebo/ubuntu-stable xenial main
wget https://packages.osrfoundation.org/gazebo.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -
First update the debian database:
sudo apt-get update
Hint: make sure the apt-get update process ends without any errors, the console output ends in
Done similar to below:
$ sudo apt-get update ... Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net xenial/main Translation-en Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com xenial/main Translation-en_US Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com xenial/multiverse Translation-en_US Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com xenial/restricted Translation-en_US Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com xenial/universe Translation-en_US Reading package lists... Done
Next install gazebo-9 by:
sudo apt-get install gazebo9 # For developers that work on top of Gazebo, one extra package sudo apt-get install libgazebo9-dev
If you see the error below:
$ sudo apt-get install gazebo9 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package gazebo9
It's possible the version of Gazebo you are looking for is not supported on the version of OS you are using. For example, installing gazebo9 on Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) will produce the error above. Hint: Take a look at "Project Status" section at http://gazebosim.org/#status, next to each version is the supported ubuntu versions and ROS versions.
Check your installation
Note The first time
gazebo is executed requires the download of some models and it could take some time, please be patient.
Gazebo ships different Ubuntu debian packages following the official packaging guidelines:
Use Gazebo as an application: for the users that just run Gazebo simulator with the provided plugins and models and do not plan on developing on top of gazebo its own custom software. To use Gazebo 9 please install the package called gazebo9.
Use Gazebo to develop software using Gazebo libraries: for users that develop plugins or any other kind of software that needs Gazebo headers and libraries. In this case, together with gazebo9 package, please install libgazebo9-dev.