Player/Stage/Gazebo Pre-compiled Packages
While we generally recommend that users build Player, Stage and Gazebo from source distributions (if it was good enough for my grandpappy, etc.), a number of scripts and pre-compiled solutions are available to help ease the pain.
We make no guarantees regarding the correctness, completeness or currency of these packages; use at your own risk.
That being said, scroll down the page for links to and notes on the available package choices. Questions should be directed to the user mailing list or the package authors.
Gentoo ebuilds for Player, Stage and Gazebo can be found here (thanks to Víctor Manuel Jáquez Leal):
Installation instructions are as follows:
Note that the ebuild for Player supports a number of local USE flags to control optional components. For a complete list, type:
$ emerge -p -v player
For example, to build Player with support for Gazebo, use this:
$ USE="gazebo" emerge -p player
You can achieve the same result by editing the contents of
This has the advantage that you don't have to remember the correct USE flags every time you emerge Player.
Lars Cremean has kindly provide a shell script that will install the required dependencies for Gazebo. This script will
Run this script from a console, then proceed with the source-based Gazebo installation:
Yannick Brosseau maintains Debian packages for a number of robotics-related applications; check out his page here: