Ubuntu install of Electric Care-O-bot
These instructions only cover installing Care-O-bot-related software on a supported Ubuntu-based machine. The installation is tested for Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 and 11.10. If you discover problems installing them on other platforms, please tell us.
These instructions cover installing Care-O-bot-related ROS Electric software on a supported Ubuntu-based machine. For an overview of Care-O-bot software and ROS, please see the Care-O-bot software overview.
1. 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.
2. Setup your sources.list
Setup your computer to accept software from ROS.org.
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 10.10 (Maverick)
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu maverick main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'
Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu natty 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'
3. Set up your keys
wget http://packages.ros.org/ros.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -
Install all Care-O-bot stacks
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ros-electric-care-o-bot
5. Environment setup
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/electric/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:
Proceed to the Care-O-bot tutorials.