Hi! I’ve tried to visualize urdf model in rviz2 on my computer as it is written in tutorial. However, there is not explained how to install joint state publisher. I tried some commands but they weren’t useful. Can somebody send a reliable way to install this package?
Hello @Jef ,
The easiest way would be to install it through the binaries:
sudo apt update sudo apt install ros-humble-joint-state-publisher
Thank you. Should I install it in my home directory or in a specific ros2 workspace which I use for my projects?
Hi @Jef ,
Welcome to this Community!
You do not have to install it in a specific directory or workspace.
sudo apt install ... command will install the respective packages on the Linux system as a whole. It will be installed in the appropriate installation directories. You do not have to worry about where to install it.
Just run the two commands stated above on a Linux Terminal.
ros2-humble version does not work with Ubuntu 20.04. It works only with Ubuntu 22.04. So if you are using any LXD emulator to run
ros2-humble on your computer, you must make sure you have the emulator running before you proceed with the installation.
Hope this helps.
Your advice have been helpful and I managed to install it. But, when I try to run command
ros2 run joint_state_publisher_gui joint_state_publisher_gui it says that package joint_state_publisher_gui isn’t found.
Hi @Jef ,
I guess you are forgetting to source your ROS2 workspace.
Try doing this:
source /opt/ros/humble/setup.bash source <your_path_to_ros2_ws>/install/setup.bash # (optional) ros2 run joint_state_publisher_gui joint_state_publisher_gui
Let us know if you got it working or not.
I haven’t forgotten to source my workspace. When I want to run publisher it only recognize joint_state_publisher but not joint_state_publisher_gui
When I did your steps, No executable found is written on terminal.
I think I’ve found the solution. The pkg joint_state_publisher_gui wasn’t intsalled instantly with joint_state_publisher.
sudo apt install ros-humble-joint-state-publisher-gui
Thank everyone for help!
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