This tutorial covers the installation of Gazebo packages using the
packages.osrfoundation.org repository, designed for those who want to follow the
faster development path but still a stable one.
Gazebo11 is also released as an Ubuntu official package: check which version is available for every distribution. The version in Ubuntu repositories rarely change for stability reasons.
Starting with Ubuntu Jammy (22.04) Open Robotics won't be
releasing more binary packages of Gazebo11 in
for the new Ubuntu versions. The migration to new Gz, formerly Ignition is recommended.
Binaries coming directly from Ubuntu repositories can be used for these
new platforms. The upstream code will keep accepting patches for new
software versions so from-source installations will also be an option.
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 Bionic (18.04), you can type:
And if everything is correct, you should see:
deb http://packages.osrfoundation.org/gazebo/ubuntu-stable bionic 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 bionic/main Translation-en Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com bionic/main Translation-en_US Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com bionic/multiverse Translation-en_US Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com bionic/restricted Translation-en_US Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com bionic/universe Translation-en_US Reading package lists... Done
Next install gazebo-11 by:
sudo apt-get install gazebo11 # For developers that work on top of Gazebo, one extra package sudo apt-get install libgazebo11-dev
Check your installation