#312 Gazebo Quick-start guide on webpage is oudated

gazebo (59)

Just a small thing really regarding documentation, that did cost me some minutes of web search however. And such things are rather discouraging for new users, who will all fall in the same trap.

Following the quick start guide on http://playerstage.sourceforge.net/doc/Gazebo-manual-0.8.0-pre1-html under the section "Working with Player (optional)", it says one should run:

$ gazebo /usr/local/share/gazebo/worlds/pioneer2dx.world
$ player /usr/local/share/player/config/gazebo.cfg

However that gazebo.cfg file is outdated and leads to the following error:

error : Couldn't find driver "gz_sim"
error : failed to parse config file /usr/local/share/player/config/gazebo.cfg driver blocks

A correct one can be found e.g. (on my system)

$player /usr/local/src/gazebo-0.8-pre3/player/gazebo.cfg


  • Nathan Koenig

    Nathan Koenig - 2011-01-27
    • status: open --> closed-out-of-date
  • Nathan Koenig

    Nathan Koenig - 2011-01-27

    Thanks for the info. We are now in the process of moving gazebo to a new hosting service, and in the process we will be updating the tutorials.


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