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Not able to install visualization_common stack

asked 2012-01-17 18:58:37 -0500

weiin gravatar image

I'm trying to install the visualization_common stack again (removed the old one as the ogre had problems with rviz) using individual stack install

sudo apt-get install ros-electric-visualization-common

But my system is telling me this:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
ros-electric-visualization-common is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

How do I let the system know that there is no such stack anymore and do a fresh installation?

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answered 2012-01-17 19:06:05 -0500

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apt-get install --reinstall ros-electric-visualization-common

Generally, you should remove packages through the package manager (apt-get remove ...) rather than delete the files. Otherwise, you get into cases like this, where the package manager is out of sync with the system.

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Thank you! It worked (for rviz as well).
weiin gravatar image weiin  ( 2012-01-17 19:21:06 -0500 )edit

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