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Installing on Groovy or higher

Installing binary

Initial installation

Standard packages (rqt's core library + common plugins) can be installed by:

$ sudo apt-get install ros-%YOUR_ROS_DISTRO%-rqt ros-%YOUR_ROS_DISTRO%-rqt-common-plugins

Additionally, you can also install rqt_robot_plugins that provide features to be used when interacting with robots:

$ sudo apt-get install ros-%YOUR_ROS_DISTRO%-rqt-robot-plugins
$ sudo apt-get install ros-%YOUR_ROS_DISTRO%-rqt-pr2-dashboard (only when you need PR2 dashboard feature) 

If you only want to install a specific rqt plugin (rqt_moveit for instance):

$ sudo apt-get install ros-%YOUR_ROS_DISTRO%-rqt-moveit

Upgrade installed packages

As noted here, do:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Build from source

  1. Clone the git repositories qt_gui_core, rqt, rqt_common_plugins. rqt_robot_plugins also if needed.

  2. Compile all as explained here: catkin/Tutorials/using_a_workspace

Installing on Fuerte

Install binary

  1. sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-qt-gui-core ros-fuerte-rqt

Build from source

  1. Clone the git repositories qt_gui_core and rqt

  2. Checkout the branch fuerte-devel for both repositories

  3. Compile via rosmake rqt

For a detailed account of how to install rqt on ros fuerte see here.


2019-12-07 13:06