Jetson full platform installation ROS2

Platforms supported by ROS2

Linux (Ubuntu Focal(20.04))
ROS2 is really cross platform, and ROS1 only supports Linux.

A great God said, don't do ROS1, go directly to ROS2~~

Install ROS2 (foxy) to NVIDIA Jetson development kit

  • Download my script:
  • Or original address:
  • Run script:

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# Give permission
sudo chmod u+x
# function

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NVIDIA Jetsons is currently running Ubuntu 18.04. ROS2 foxy requires Ubuntu 20.04. However, by providing some 20.04 equivalents, you can run ROS2 foxy on Jetsons. This script provides a workaround. Please note that this is not exhaustive, you may encounter gaps, and some packages may have problems.

Install ROS2

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We follow Official documents Install ros2 fox Fitzroy in Ubuntu 20.04:

Setup Locale

Ensure that the system supports UTF-8:

sudo locale-gen en_US en_US.UTF-8
sudo update-locale LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8

Setup Sources

Add source of ROS2:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install curl gnupg2 lsb-release

# The following statement, my output error: gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found
# curl -s | sudo apt-key add -
# To solve the above problem, you can replace it with the following statement:
$ curl | sudo apt-key add - 

# Add source later:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb `lsb_release -cs` main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros2-latest.list'

Install ROS 2 packages

Update source

# There was a problem after the update
sudo apt update
N: Skipping acquire of configured file 'main/binary-i386/Packages' as repository ' focal InRelease' doesn't support architecture 'i386'

Refer to the BUG after ROS 2 installation. The solution is:

$ cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d
$ sudo gedit ros2-latest.list

# After opening the text:
deb bionic main

# After deb, insert [arch=amd64] to become:
deb [arch=amd64] bionic main

# Save and close

# Just update again
sudo apt update

Note: if there is a problem with the update, try updating more times

It is recommended to install ROS2 desktop version (including ROS, RViz, demos, tutorials)

sudo apt install ros-foxy-desktop

Setup Environment

Use footbook settings

  • If your SHELL uses bash, it is:
source /opt/ros/foxy/setup.bash
  • If your SHELL uses zsh, it is:
source /opt/ros/foxy/setup.zsh
  • In the future, you need to input the above statement every time you open the terminal, which is more troublesome. Let's take zsh as an example to solve the problem:
$ echo "source /opt/ros/foxy/setup.zsh" >> ~/.zshrc 
$ source ~/.zshrc

In this way, you don't need to enter this annoying statement every time you open the terminal in the future. source /opt/ros/foxy/setup.zsh, the terminal will automatically load this statement and set the environment variable of ROS2

Install argcomplete (optional)

sudo apt install python3-argcomplete

Install RMW implementation

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ros-foxy-rmw-connext-cpp

Try an example

Let's take an example to see if ROS2 is successfully installed:

  1. Open the first terminal and run C++ talker: ros2 run demo_nodes_cpp talker
  2. Open the second terminal and run Python listener: ros2 run demo_nodes_py listener

We can see that terminal 1 continuously sends [Hello World: xx], and terminal 2 continuously receives the information sent by terminal 1.

Unloading ROS2

sudo apt remove ros-foxy-*
sudo apt autoremove

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Tags: Linux Operation & Maintenance Autonomous vehicles

Posted on Thu, 02 Dec 2021 21:57:17 -0500 by oboedrew