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cannot install ros-electric-desktop-full right now

asked 2011-10-21 22:24:24 -0500

JrManit gravatar image

I cannot install ros-electric-desktop-full at the moment. I am not sure that whether the repo now invalid or some thing wrong with me. The result I got are many unmet dependencies, but when I go to the repo by the web browser they still be there! Can anyone tell me what am I supposed to do please.

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Please provide more information about what architecture and OS you are running.
tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2011-10-22 06:33:54 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-11-03 06:36:40 -0500

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updated 2011-11-03 06:37:47 -0500

What OS and repo are you using? Please quote your sources.lists and show the console output of your problems. If you don't provide more information we can't help you, please see the support guidelines at

Based on your outputs it looks like you're using lucid. shows consistent versions of opencv. As does

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Excuse me, but may I ask when could the problem mentioned in be resolved, please?
MichaelHsu170 gravatar image MichaelHsu170  ( 2011-11-15 09:24:19 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-10-23 06:45:19 -0500

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updated 2011-10-23 06:47:33 -0500

I have also had this problem with Lucid i386.

There seems to be a version mismatch in the libopencv2.3 package. The version currently in the repo is 2.3.1+svn6514+branch23-4~lucid while most of the ros-electic packages depend on the exact libopencv=2.3.1+svn6514+branch23-1~lucid version, which has now been removed from the repo.

The fix probably needs to happen on the repo maintainer end and should be one of:

  • Update ros-electric dependencies on all packages to libopencv=2.3.1+svn6514+branch23-4~lucid
  • Update ros-electric dependencies on all packages to a more permissive version range so that this type of error won't happen when the minor package revision is incremented.
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answered 2011-11-03 21:12:12 -0500

I noticed lately that aptitude gives a lot of dependency problems and conflicts for ROS related packages, while apt-get is able to install everything just fine. So make sure you use apt-get and not aptitude.

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Does this completely update for you, and not hold back a few packages with conflicts?
AHornung gravatar image AHornung  ( 2011-11-03 22:05:35 -0500 )edit
Yes. This is on my home laptop, I can't test it right now. what exactly are your conflicts using apt-get? I should note that i'm using oneiric and ROS electric.
Steven Bellens gravatar image Steven Bellens  ( 2011-11-03 22:58:29 -0500 )edit
My conflict concerns opencv2.3 and the Ubuntu-installed libcv (which other programs depend on):
AHornung gravatar image AHornung  ( 2011-11-03 23:04:55 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-10-23 18:38:16 -0500

JrManit gravatar image

I have been waiting for a big while, but it still be all the same. Anyone get any changes?

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answered 2011-11-03 05:06:53 -0500

jiapei100 gravatar image

joq 3220, "sudo apt-get update" didn't solve the problem. Any other suggestions?

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answered 2011-10-22 00:02:02 -0500

joq gravatar image

There seem to be some repo problems, lately.

Wait a while, then "sudo apt-get update" and try the install again.

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answered 2011-10-23 08:59:59 -0500

toto gravatar image

Same problem here. Indeed, there seems to be a mismatch with the libopencv version...

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