Originally from the ROS wiki. ROS is an open-source, meta-operating system for your robot. It provides the services you would expect from an operating system, including hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly-used functionality, message-passing between processes, and package management.
Get dependencies, and create alternate python dir to workaround shebang line in scripts that point to python3. Thanks to DavidS. Symlink libboost_filesystem.so to libboost_filesystem-mt.so, not an ideal solution, but it works. Then install rosinstall, and ros.
pacman -S cmake wget python-yaml svn boost python-yaml pil python-numpy python2-yaml python2-pip python2-distribute python2 yaourt -S log4cxx pysvn-py2 gcc45 mkdir /usr/local/bin/alt ln -s /usr/bin/python2 /usr/local/bin/alt/python ln -s /usr/bin/gcc-4.5 /usr/local/bin/alt/gcc ln -s /usr/bin/g++-4.5 /usr/local/bin/alt/g++ export PATH=/usr/local/bin/alt:$PATH ln -s /usr/lib/libboost_filesystem.so /usr/lib/libboost_filesystem-mt.so sudo easy_install-2.7 -U rosinstall rosinstall ~/ros "http://packages.ros.org/cgi-bin/gen_rosinstall.py?rosdistro=diamondback&variant=desktop-full&overlay=no"
If there are any problems with libboost, edit the following files Reference and add #define BOOST_FILESYSTEM_VERSION 2 before the first includes and definitions:
Later, the PATH for the python and gcc 4.5 symblink must be added in every execution of ROS, but not at the beggining of Arch because this can cause problems. You add the following to the file ~/ros/setup.sh:
And run the following every time you want to work in ROS:
The .bash file calls the .sh file.
Follow the ROS wiki afterwards.
This is more or less the same as above... Install an AUR helper...
#Grab dependencies for packer sudo pacman -S bash curl grep jshon pacman sed mkdir -p ~/tmp cd ~/tmp wget https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pa/packer/packer.tar.gz tar -xzf packer cd packer makepkg #Adjust to match your version... sudo packman -U packer-20120221-1-any.pkg.tar.xz sudo ln -s /usr/bin/packer /usr/bin/yaourt
Install some dependencies
sudo pacman -S cmake wget python2-yaml mercurial subversion git python2-distribute sudo packer -S pysvn-py2 log4cxx
sudo easy_install-2.7 -U rosinstall
Pull down all the sources for a full desktop install
rosinstall ~/ros 'http://packages.ros.org/cgi-bin/gen_rosinstall.py?rosdistro=electric&variant=desktop-full&overlay=no' -n
mkdir /usr/local/bin/alt ln -s /usr/bin/python2 /usr/local/bin/alt/python export PATH=/usr/local/bin/alt:$PATH
Add arch as a ros installer
git clone https://github.com/lubosz/rosstacks.git cd rosstacks git diff 67ca3..HEAD > arch.patch cp arch.patch ~/ros/ros cd ~/ros/ros patch -p1 < arch.patch
source ~/ros/setup.sh && rosmake ros ros_comm --rosdep-install
If package fails to build. You can apply this patch.