Debian Etch installation from public repositories (x86 only!)

The Orocos Real-Time Toolkit and Component Library have been prepared as Debian packages for Debian Etch. The pages

How to build Debian packages

How to re-build Debian packages

contain instructions for building your own packages on other distributions, like Ubuntu.

Copy/paste the following commands, and enter your password when asked (only works in Ubuntu Feisty or later and Debian Etch or later):

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget -q -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/fmtc.list
These commands install the GPG key and the repository location of the Orocos packages.

Next, for Debian Etch, type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install liborocos-rtt-corba-gnulinux1.8-dev
You can install Orocos for additional targets (or versions) by replacing gnulinux1.8 by another target name (or version). All target libraries can be installed at the same time, the -dev header files only for a single target and version at a time.

For your application development, you'll most likely use the Orocos Component library as well:

sudo apt-get install orocos-ocl-gnulinux1.8-dev orocos-ocl-gnulinux1.8-bin
Again, you may install additional targets and/or versions.

We recommend using the pkg-config tool to discover the compilation flags required to compile your application with the RTT or OCL. This is described in the installation manual.