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asked 2012-02-04 04:59:02 -0600

StrongEnough gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:11:16 -0600

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I am attempting to install ROS Electric on an iMX53 Quick Start board running Lucid Linux 10.04. It is an ARM Cortex A8. I am following the directions for Lucid at Everything goes well until:

"sudo apt-get install ros-electric-desktop-full"

returns: "E: Couldn't find package ros-electric-desktop-full"

Suggestions? My skill level is high and I have previously successfully installed Electric on Maverick on an x86.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by ahendrix
close date 2016-02-01 12:18:54.332146


Did you update the sources list? Is it correct? Did you apt-get upgrade?
joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-02-04 06:32:05 -0600 )edit
Yes, You say "sudo apt-get upgrade" but I did "sudo apt-get update" per the instructions. Is that the problem? I don't have enough Karma to upload a screen shot, but in the Lucid "Software Sources, Other Software" tab; the item " lucid main" is checked.
StrongEnough gravatar image StrongEnough  ( 2012-02-04 07:02:00 -0600 )edit
I searched for this problem and saw nothing. Now, on the right, I see this issue Is it possible this is a mirror issue too? I'll look around for a way to change the mirror. I'm not a Linux expert yet.
StrongEnough gravatar image StrongEnough  ( 2012-02-04 07:20:27 -0600 )edit
I meant apt-get update, not upgrade.
joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-02-04 08:55:18 -0600 )edit
I'm not sure you can get Cortex A8 precompiled .debs. AFAIK, only i386 and amd64 are packaged right now. See also
Stefan Kohlbrecher gravatar image Stefan Kohlbrecher  ( 2012-02-04 09:41:41 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-02-04 11:52:50 -0600

You will have to build from source, see

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Agreed. There are some debs available for ARM, but not nearly the full set that are available on x86. See for the current build status.
ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2012-02-04 19:31:28 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-02-01 12:10:59 -0600

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Problem with Ubuntu 64 bits 14.04.LTS After using " sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ros-electric-desktop-full or only using :sudo apt-get install ros-electric-desktop-full " I get error this. E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I try to solve this problem by following these below command in Terminal: sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get update --fix-missing

But still I get same Error in Ubuntu 14.04.LTS system. Could any body give any helpful tips to get rid of this problem.

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This is a Q&A site; not a forum. Please post this as a new question rather than as an "answer" to an old question.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2016-02-01 12:18:32 -0600 )edit

answered 2012-02-23 18:00:44 -0600

trroy gravatar image

Hello - I'm not an expert, and I'm definitely running a different system, but encountered a similar problem: running Ubuntu 11.10, ran through the tutorials ( and when I ran the 'sudo apt-get install ros-electric-desktop-full' command I got the error:"E: Couldn't find package ros-electric-desktop-full". I ran 'sudo apt-get update' not once but three times. After running the update the third time in a row, it found the package. As I said, not sure it's the same problem but wanted to share in case it helps.

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