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Installing ROS Indigo on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty" – apt-get unable to locate "ros-indigo-desktop-full"

asked 2014-04-19 23:12:36 -0500

MekBoy gravatar image

updated 2016-10-24 08:36:59 -0500

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NOTE: I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

I followed the instructions on the wiki page pertaining to the installation of Indigo until part 1.4, but when I type in sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full, I get this:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ros-indigo-desktop-full

The same thing happens with the other default packages, and the results apt-cache search ros-indigo do not contain any of them, either. I ran sudo apt-get update, set up my keys, ran the software updater, restarted and everything, but the problem hasn't been resolved. What am I supposed to do?

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The reason is that it is probably not released, yet.

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2014-04-20 00:59:44 -0500 )edit

Then why do they have installation instructions on the wiki? Also, "apt-cache search ros-indigo" returns a large amount of packages related to the release, just none of the defaults.

MekBoy gravatar image MekBoy  ( 2014-04-20 01:16:19 -0500 )edit

I guess once it's released, the desktop-full packages will be there. If you want an actual answer as to why that is, wait for someone official. The Indigo website says: "This ROS distribution is under development and not yet released. Please use the latest officially released distribution: Hydro."

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2014-04-20 01:26:02 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-04-20 01:42:25 -0500

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Indigo for Trusty is not yet released, not all package binaries are there yet.

You can compile ros_comm for now from source and install all ros-indigo-* packages from apt-get, this gives sufficient ROS functionality for me at least.

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Is Indigo for Trusty released yet? I still can't get this to work.

ros_geller gravatar image ros_geller  ( 2015-09-11 06:05:23 -0500 )edit

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