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Problem of installing kobuki in turtlebot installation (Indigo)

asked 2014-08-13 22:54:26 -0500

kevinma gravatar image


I have a problem when I install kobuki in turtlebot installation of indigo. Following the tutorial, there was nothing wrong with rocon. However, when I continued to kobuki and run "rosdep install --from-paths src -i -y", I got the following error messages:

$ rosdep install --from-paths src -i -y
executing command [sudo apt-get install -y ros-indigo-kobuki-apps]
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ros-indigo-kobuki-apps
ERROR: the following rosdeps failed to install
  apt: command [sudo apt-get install -y ros-indigo-kobuki-apps] failed

The packages before "ros-indigo-kobuki-apps" (e.g., "ros-indigo-move-base-msgs") were installed without an error when running "rosdep install --from-paths src -i -y", but "ros-indigo-kobuki-apps" cannot be located.

Any help would be appreciated.

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answered 2014-08-13 23:21:39 -0500

ahendrix gravatar image

It looks like the kobuki_apps package was released quite recently and isn't available in the public repository yet:

I would wait for the next synchronization announcement on the ros-users mailing list and then try again, or install kobuki_apps from source.

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answered 2014-08-19 07:50:52 -0500

Nodetx gravatar image

I'm in the same boat. I went back and rebuilt on Hyrdo instead of Indigo. I got the exact same error as you did a couple days ago, and found Hydro has a deb I could just install with apt-get which worked like a charm.

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The only problem I'm still having is my workstation is on 14.04 Trusty, which runs ROS Indigo, but my turtlebot install is running Hydro, which only supports 12.04 - 13.04 so I either have to wait for the Turtlebot Indigo to work or install an older Linux workstation.

Nodetx gravatar image Nodetx  ( 2014-08-19 08:03:44 -0500 )edit

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