No tutorial for version 7.0</p>. Using the latest version


Install Gazebo using Ubuntu packages

This tutorial covers the installation of Gazebo packages using the repository, designed for those who want to follow the faster development path but still a stable one.

Some notes:

  • 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.

  • On Ubuntu Jammy (22.04) Gazebo binaries are only available for amd64. ROS uses Ubuntu official packages for Gazebo so there are only amd64 ROS packages. Packages for arm64. armhf and ppc64 were released for the same version in Jammy in a PPA but there is no official support nor updates for these binaries.

  • If you are a ROS user, please read the tutorial about the ROS/Gazebo installation.

Default installation: one-liner

  1. Install

    curl -sSL | sh
  2. Run


Alternative installation: step-by-step

  1. Setup your computer to accept software from

    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb `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:

    cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gazebo-stable.list

    And if everything is correct, you should see:

    deb bionic main
  2. Setup keys

    wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
  3. Install Gazebo.

    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 bionic/main Translation-en
    Ign bionic/main Translation-en_US
    Ign bionic/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign bionic/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign 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
  4. Check your installation