I can tell you about Ubuntu 10.04, you may install 'robot-player' from Ubuntu Software Center, however it is a pretty old version(2.04), the player commands are modified by 'robot-player' and I had compilation issues in it.
I will always suggest building up Player/Stage from the source codes. A messy job - by greatly rewarding.
where can if find recent packages for player and stage for fedora 15
and ubuntu 10.04? fedora have player 3.0 and ubuntu have only
libplayer, (called robot-player, IIRC)
thanks in advance.