System requirements

The following install instructions have been tested under Ubuntu 18.04 and should also work on Debian 9 or higher.

Clone the parrot-groundsdk repo workspace

Olympe is part of the parrot-groundsdk workspace so first, you need to clone that workspace (somewhere in your home directory) using the (repo) utility tool:

$ cd $HOME
$ mkdir -p code/parrot-groundsdk
$ cd code/parrot-groundsdk
$ pwd
$ repo init -u
$ repo sync

Install olympe-linux dependencies

Manual dependency installation

The postinst script will install some global Python packages using your system provided python-pip. Hence:

  • It will NOT install any dependency in you custom Python environment (e.g. Anaconda) even if your Anaconda installation is in your PATH.

  • The script (see below) WILL fail if your Anaconda Python is in your PATH.

As a workaround, you may choose to:
  • Remove Anaconda (or any other custom Python environment) from your PATH before running the postinst and scripts.

  • Proceed with a manual depencendy installation (see below).

# pdraw dependencies
$ sudo apt-get -y install build-essential yasm cmake libtool libc6 libc6-dev \
  unzip freeglut3-dev libglfw3 libglfw3-dev libsdl2-dev libjson-c-dev \
  libcurl4-gnutls-dev libavahi-client-dev libgles2-mesa-dev

# ffmpeg build dependencies
$ sudo apt-get -y install rsync

# arsdk build dependencies
$ sudo apt-get -y install cmake libbluetooth-dev libavahi-client-dev \
    libopencv-dev libswscale-dev libavformat-dev \
    libavcodec-dev libavutil-dev cython python-dev

# olympe build dependency
$ pip3 install clang

Please, modify parrot-groundsdk workspace location below according to your local installation path.

# olympe python runtime dependencies
$ pip3 install -r ~/code/parrot-groundsdk/packages/olympe/requirements.txt
$ echo "export PYTHONPATH=\$PYTHONPATH:~/code/parrot-groundsdk/out/olympe-linux/final/usr/lib/python/site-packages/" >> ~/code/parrot-groundsdk/products/olympe/linux/env/setenv

Build olympe-linux

Olympe relies on some arsdk C libraries that need to be (re-)built after a repo sync.

Before using Olympe, We need to build the arsdk itself. In the future, the following command will be needed after each repo sync.

$ pwd
$ ./ -p olympe-linux -A all final -j

Note: The above command needs to be done from the workspace root directory, you’ve created in the previous step.

Set up the environment

Finally, you need to set up the shell environment in which you will execute Olympe scripts. In the future, you will have to do this before you execute an Olympe script.

To setup an interactive Olympe Python environment, source the shell script:

$ pwd
$ source ./products/olympe/linux/env/shell
(olympe-python3) $ pip --version
pip 18.1 from ~/code/parrot-groundsdk/.python/py3/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/pip (python 3.6)

The shell script can be sourced from outside the workspace:

$ pwd
$ source ~/code/parrot-groundsdk/./products/olympe/linux/env/shell

When a Python environment is active, your shell prompt should be prefixed by `olympe-python3 `.

In this console you can now execute your Olympe script, for example:

(olympe-python3) $ python

Once you’ve finished working with Olympe, just type exit or press Ctrl+D to exit the active environment and restore your previous prompt.

Please, exit any active environment now before continuing.

(olympe-python3) $ exit

If you need to execute a script from a non-interactive environment (for example in a CI job), source the setenv or the setenv3 scripts instead. These scripts don’t spawn a new shell for you, don’t change your current prompt and just set up the environment in your current shell process.

Check your installation

If your installation succeeded, the following commands shouldn’t report any error.

$ pwd
$ source shell
(olympe-python3) $ python -c 'import olympe; print("Installation OK")'
$ exit