Basic FAQ

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==How do I build from a CVS or SVN working copy?==
==How do I build from a CVS or SVN working copy?==
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===Player/stage===
Since we're using the GNU Autotools, it's a little different to build from a working copy instead of from a distribution. First, you need autoconf and automake installed. They are already installed on any reasonable UNIX-like machine, but you might need to upgrade them; you can download both packages from any GNU mirror. We're currently using:
Since we're using the GNU Autotools, it's a little different to build from a working copy instead of from a distribution. First, you need autoconf and automake installed. They are already installed on any reasonable UNIX-like machine, but you might need to upgrade them; you can download both packages from any GNU mirror. We're currently using:
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One more thing: since we're using automake, we don't write Makefiles. Instead, we write Makefile.ams (automake files), which are like meta-Makefiles. Except in special cases, Makefiles (and Makefile.ins) are auto-generated and should not be checked in.
One more thing: since we're using automake, we don't write Makefiles. Instead, we write Makefile.ams (automake files), which are like meta-Makefiles. Except in special cases, Makefiles (and Makefile.ins) are auto-generated and should not be checked in.
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===Gazebo===
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Instructions can be found in:
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*[http://playerstage.sourceforge.net/doc/Gazebo-manual-svn-html/install.html Installation guide for Gazebo 0.8]
==How do I contribute documentation?==
==How do I contribute documentation?==

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