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Cannot install ROS Indigo on Ubuntu 14.04: Unmet Dependencies

asked 2014-10-23 05:36:05 -0500

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I have attempted the installation and always receive the error:

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following packages have unmet dependencies:

ros-indigo-desktop-full : Depends: ros-indigo-desktop but it is not going to be installed

Depends: ros-indigo-perception but it is not going to be installed

Depends: ros-indigo-simulators but it is not going to be installed

E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

When I try to install the unmet dependencies, I am met with even more unmet dependencies.

How do I proceed?

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What platform are you on? What repository are you using? What directions are you following?

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2014-10-23 13:53:41 -0500 )edit

I think there's some problem relating to i386 packages, since ros-indigo-simulators aparently asks for gazebo2:i386. I manage to reduce the unmet dependencies to ros-indigo-simulators allowing "main" repositories, then I managed to install the desktop version.

Mellon gravatar image Mellon  ( 2014-11-18 09:18:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-03-22 22:56:40 -0500 1.4 Installation Alternatively, try installing just this to fix dependency issues: sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev-lts-utopic

This may be helpful.

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This solution is not working for me; I get the following error: E: Unable to locate package libgl1-mesa-dev-lts-utopic Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

UniversityStudent1701 gravatar image UniversityStudent1701  ( 2017-07-04 20:05:38 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-03-16 15:41:20 -0500

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I did mine by Restoring sources.list. I did it by copying contents of sources.list. if you can find default sources.list for your version, this command followed by copy paste will work. else follow the link to store default. Good Luck

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

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answered 2017-08-22 09:19:18 -0500

I had success installing ROS Indigo onto a clean Ubuntu 14.04.1

With 14.04.5 there were too many unmet dependencies.

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