I have tried compiling gazebo-0.8pre3 (the release package) in Fedora 9 with decent results. There were some gcc 4.3 issues which might be fixed in svn. Installing the dependencies was quite straight forward, and the nvidia packages can be found on rpmfusion. I used http://www.irobotics.org/gazebo08.html to help me get things started.

Overall, I find Fedora 9 (and presumably 10) quite good to use with PSG.

Edward

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Giuseppe Marullo <giuseppe@marullo.it> wrote:
Any recomendation if you throw NVIDIA and Gazebo in the equation? If I
take old distros, provided there is no security concern(!), I get
problems with hw stuff and such, If I take new distribution, I got other
kind of problems due to libraries and compilers.

Which could be a "good" distro that is easy to install (Ubuntu and
Fedora for example) and has a good compatiblity with lastest PSG?

TIA,

Giuseppe


PS: Fighting with Fedora Core 10 and Gazebo in this moment


Edward Rankin wrote:
> Just to add, I have no problems compiling player 2.1.2 and stage 2.1.1
> (the recent maintenance release) in Fedora 9 which runs gcc 4.3.8. (I
> did the typical ./configure && make && make install routine). Like
> what Paul mentioned, you have to make sure all the necessary
> development tools and libraries are installed, especially the
> libtool-ltdl-devel rpm package which has tripped up so many people.
> For people running distros wih gcc 4.3, you might want to start with
> those two packages.
>
> Stage 3.0.1 (tarball version) compiles properly and seems to work, but
> I don't really use this at the moment.
>
> Regards,
> Edward
>
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 4:12 AM, Paul Osmialowski
> <newchief@king.net.pl <mailto:newchief@king.net.pl>> wrote:
>
>     Hello all,
>
>     Recently I'm observing messages from people having problems with
>     installing recent versions of Player/Stage on their systems. I
>     guess the
>     key problem is that they're using systems providing gcc compilers
>     suite
>     version 4.3 which is not fully supported by Player. If someone is
>     planing
>     to change the distro or system and would like to know where Player
>     works
>     for sure, here's the list of systems and Linux distros with which
>     I was
>     able to compile Player 2.2 (SVN trunk) and Stage 2.1 (SVN 2.1 branch):
>
>     - Fedora 8; gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20070925 (Red Hat 4.1.2-33), cmake-2.4.8
>     - Fedora Core 6; gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20070626 (Red Hat 4.1.2-13),
>     cmake 2.6
>     built from tarball
>     - Fedora Core 3; gcc (GCC) 3.4.4 20050721 (Red Hat 3.4.4-2), cmake-2.6
>     built from tarball
>     - Scientific Linux 5.2; gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20071124 (Red Hat
>     4.1.2-42), cmake
>     2.6 built from tarball
>     - Gentoo Linux; gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20070214, unmasked cmake 2.4.8
>     - Hardened Gentoo Linux; gcc (GCC) 3.4.6 (Gentoo Hardened 3.4.6-r2
>     p1.5,
>     ssp-3.4.6-1.0, pie-8.7.10), unmasked cmake 2.4.8
>     - Crosscompilation environment for Linux emedded into ACME
>     Foxboard (AXIS
>     ETRAX CPU); gcc (GCC) 3.2.1 Axis release R64/1.64, cmake 2.6 built
>     from
>     tarball, Player only
>     - Solaris 10 (may 2008 issue) with CSW development tools: gcc 2.95.3,
>     cmake 2.4.8 (Player built fine thanks to my accepted patches,
>     Stage needed
>     some heavier changes due to incompability with old gcc 2.95, but
>     after all
>     it works fine).
>     - QNX 6.2; gcc 2.95.3, cmake 2.6 built from tarball, Player only
>
>     None of above systems offer gcc 4.3, some of them are quite old now,
>     however, Scienific Linux 5.2, Gentoo Linux and Solaris 10 are in their
>     most recent versions.
>     I must put it here that the key to success was that I've installed all
>     necessary development tools and libraries (note that in rpm-based
>     systems,
>     libtool-ltdl-devel package which is critical for Player is not
>     installed
>     by default even in Developers profile).
>
>     Cheers,
>     Paul
>
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