Linux:Installation from sources

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These instructions only apply to YARP > 2.3.23 and iCub > 1.1.13 software versions

See Linux:Installation from sources old for older instructions

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The page contains instructions for compiling YARP and the iCub software. We recommend you get the required dependencies from the binary packages.

Getting all dependencies

Most of the dependencies are already available in the Linux distributions, in some cases (e.g. ipopt or ode in some distributions) we provide our own packages. Follow the steps on this page to configure the sources.list.

Install only the package icub-common:

sudo apt-get install icub-common

If you want to install all packages yourself, this is the list of packages you have to install (Linux: dependencies).

Setting up revision control systems

To download sources from our repositories you need to set up a revision control system client (subversion and/or git).

YARP can be obtained using git or subversion.

The iCub software can be obtained using subversion.

Both git and subversion comes with the icub-common metapackage, so you don't have to install them explicitly.

Learning git

To get sources you don't need to understand git in detail (just follow our instructions). However you can follow this link if you are willing to learn more Learning more about git.

Learning Subversion

If you are not familiar with svn we suggest at least you learn the basics. Some instructions are available from the sourceforge website:

  https://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/wiki/Subversion

A lot of more details (including a quick introduction) can be found instead here:

  http://svnbook.red-bean.com/

Important: if you are a developer and are planning to commit to the repository don't forget to configure svn. Follow this link: Subversion_client_flags.

Getting the YARP and iCub sources

Snapshots

You can download the sources from any of the available snapshots.

Snapshots of the sources are available for YARP and iCub here: Downloads. Download the zip file and unpack it.

Using subversion

Pick a directory where you would like to install the sources, e.g. /home/user

 cd /home/user
 svn co https://github.com/robotology/yarp/trunk yarp 
 svn co https://github.com/robotology/iCub-main/trunk iCub-main

Using GIT

Pick a directory where you would like to install the sources, e.g. /home/user

Choose one of these addresses:

For example:

 cd /home/user
 git clone https://github.com/robotology/yarp.git

This will create a directory called yarp with all the sources.

Similarly for iCub-main choose one of these addresses:

For example:

 cd /home/user
 git clone https://github.com/robotology/icub-main.git

This will create a directory icub-main with all the sources.

Compile YARP

Create YARP makefiles

Pick up a build directory. E.g. /home/user/yarp/build and run CMake.

 mkdir /home/user/yarp/build
 cd /home/user/yarp/build
 ccmake ../

(ccmake is an interactive version of cmake)

Hit 'c' to configure. Choose the following options:

CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE to "Release" 
CREATE_GUIS, set to ON
CREATE_LIB_MATH, set to ON
CREATE_OPTIONAL_CARRIERS, set to ON 
ENABLE_yarpcar_bayer_carrier, set to ON

(leave default values as they are unless you know better)

Makefiles generation is an iterative process, hit "c" until the option "Generate" becomes available. Then hit "g" and quit.

Note 1: You can optionally change CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX, this is the directory where you would like to install YARP (default is /usr/local). If you do so, you will then need to set up the environment accordingly (see Configure your environment below).

Note 2: CREATE_GUIS and CREATE_LIB_MATH require you have installed the libraries gtk and gsl (you have, if you have followed the instructions above).

Note 3: Do not select other options unless you know what you are doing.

Note 4: Depending on the hardware on your system you might want to compile additional device drivers. This is done for example on the pc104. Instruction for doing this are reported elsewhere.

Compile YARP

If you have completed the previous step you have makefiles ready in your build directory.

 cd /home/user/yarp/build
 make
 sudo make install

Compile iCub

Create iCub makefiles

Pick a build directory to store makefiles and binaries, e.g. /home/user/iCub-main/build

Run CMake to generate makefiles:

 cd  /home/user/iCub-main
 mkdir build
 cd build
 ccmake ../

Hit 'c' to configure the project.

Select options:

 CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE to "Release"
 ENABLE_icubmod_cartesiancontrollerclient ON
 ENABLE_icubmod_cartesiancontrollerserver ON
 ENABLE_icubmod_debug_InterfaceClient     ON
 ENABLE_icubmod_gazecontrollerclient      ON
 

Leave all other options to default (unless you know what you are doing).

Note 1: You can optionally change CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX, this is the directory where you would like to install iCub (default is /usr/local). If you set it to a different prefix than YARP's, you will then need to set up the environment accordingly (see Configure your environment below).

Compile iCub

 cd  /home/user/iCub-main/build
 make
 sudo make install

Setup ICUBcontrib (optional)

First you need to download the sources. These are available only on subversion from sourceforge.

 cd /home/user/
 git clone https://github.com/robotology/icub-contrib-common.git

First set up the ICUBcontrib meta-package, which allows to properly configure your modules/libraries so that they share the same installation prefix.

 cd /home/user/icub-contrib-common/
 mkdir build && cd build
 ccmake ../

You can change the CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX entry here; hit 'g' to generate the project.

Finally,

 sudo make install

Once you have installed the ICUBcontrib package you can compile the other modules individually.

Configure your environment

If you installed YARP and/or iCub or ICUBcontrib to non-default directories, you need to set the environment variable YARP_DATA_DIRS accordingly, i.e.:

 YARP_DATA_DIRS=<YARP_INSTALL_PREFIX>/share/yarp:<ICUB_INSTALL_PREFIX>/share/iCub:<ICUBCONTRIB_INSTALL_PREFIX>/share/ICUBcontrib

Check your installation

Now you are ready to check your installation.