[ros-users] Debian packages facilitating installation of linux-rt kernel

Dorian Scholz scholz at sim.tu-darmstadt.de
Thu Sep 18 10:15:51 UTC 2014

Hi Yanzhen,

thanks for your work.
This would indeed be interesting, as I'm still using a quite old
3.2.0-rt Debian kernel.

But there is some information missing about the packages you provide:

1) the downloads are only possible with login

2) it does not say what these packages actually do
I assume they use bash scripts during the install to download and patch
the kernel source, compile and install it?

3) where is the source for building these packages?
I don't think anyone here would simply install packages without knowing
what is actually being executed...
Making the package source available would also be helpful to adapt it
for other systems.

4) On which Linux distributions and versions was this tested?


On 18/09/14 03:19, Yanzhen Wang wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> A real-time host OS may be needed when one is dealing with real-time
> guarantees in ROS applications. To make the installation of an
> rt-patched Linux kernel much easier, we created two Debian packages
> which do most of the work. They uses the Linux 3.8.13-rt16 RT-PREEMPT
> patch for 32-bit and 64-bit systems, respectively.
> If you would like to give them a try, you can download the packages
> from the following links:
> 32-bit: http://micros.nudt.edu.cn/ros/attachments/download/6409/linux-image-3.8.13-rt16-i386-v0.0.1.deb
> 64-bit: http://micros.nudt.edu.cn/ros/attachments/download/6413/linux-image-3.8.13-rt16_3.8.13-rt16-10.00.Custom_amd64.deb
> Place the corresponding package in any directory, and then run the
> following command and reboot the system.
> sudo dpkg -i linux-image-XXXX.deb
> Now the real-time kernel will be there.
> We would be grateful if you can try them out and any feedback would be
> greatly appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Yanzhen
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