Tf2_tools not installed for ROS navigation project

I am attempted to complete the “ROS navigation real robot project”, and want to visualize the TF frame tree.

Unfortunately it seems that tf2_tools is not installed on the ROS instance associated with the ROS navigation project. Additionally, when I attempt to install tf2_tools with sudo apt-get I am unable to find this package. This is the command I am using “sudo apt-get install ros-$ROS_DISTRO-tf2-tools”

Has anyone else encountered this issue?

Hello @mchambliss ,

We will install this package so that it is available by default in the project. Meanwhile, you can execute the following commands to install it manually:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ros-noetic-tf2-tools



Thanks. I was working on this rosject today, and had to install the tf2_tools. So it doesn’t seem to be available by default yet - just FYI.

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Hi @comm and @mchambliss ,

thank you very much for your feedback.

We just installed the missing package for Noetic.

From now on you should be able to follow the project without having to manually install the package.