Install Aerostack

Martin Molina edited this page Nov 29, 2018 · 7 revisions

Previous requirements

To install Aerostack, you need to meet these requirements:

  • A non-ARM architecture computer.
  • 2 GB of free disk space.
  • (Good) internet connection.
  • Linux operating system Ubuntu 16.04 (64 bit) installed. Aerostack should also work on any other mainstream Linux distributions. The code requires a compiler that is compatible with the C++11 standard.
  • Robot Operating System (ROS), Kinetic distribution installed. You can get ROS Kinetic following these instructions.

License agreement

Before the installation, you must read and accept the conditions defined by the software license.

Installation process

Open a terminal window and write the commands below corresponding to the following steps:

  1. Download the installation script file from our GitHub repository:

     $ git clone ~/temp
  2. Run the installation script file (this process will take a few minutes, wait until the whole project is compiled and installed):

     $ ~/temp/
  3. Re-open the terminal and Aerostack is ready to be used.

Verify correct installation

To verify that Aerostack is correctly installed, you can execute a simulated mission by doing the following tasks:

Update Aerostack

If you have an old version of Aerostack and you want to update it to the latest release open a terminal window and enter the commands bellow.

  1. Go to the Aerostack workspace folder already pointed by the variable $AEROSTACK_STACK:

  2. Update the stack:

      $ git pull origin master
  3. Update all submodules recursively:

      $ git submodule update --init --recursive

Sometimes, you will need to install new dependencies or update the old dependencies what is done by executing the following command:

     $ $AEROSTACK_STACK/installation/

NOTE: Be sure that you are connected to Internet when you compile Aerostack. This is because certain packages (e.g., opentld) need to be updated from remote repositories.

Common installation problems

Problem Solution
The program 'git' is currently not installed Execute $sudo apt install git
Unable to access '' Check your internet connection
Catkin_make: command not found Install ROS kinetic before installing Aerostack
Could not find a package configuration file Look for dependencies (using "sudo apt install") or execute: $AEROSTACK_STACK/installation/

Example video

In the following video you can see the complete installation process.

Install tutorial

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