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Desktop Full missing dependencies

asked 2014-10-30 16:58:57 -0500

luketheduke gravatar image

updated 2014-11-02 02:02:06 -0500

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While following the tutorial at this tutorial I got this error after trying to install the ros-indigo-desktop-full package to ubuntu 14.10 i386:

lukas@lukas-Inspiron-9300:~$ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
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 information may help to resolve the situation:

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-simulators but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Due to my being only 13, I was wondering if there is someone that could point out the error. I have tried exploring some of the dependencies but they need files that are unavailable... It appears that the problem has something to do with gazebo. Thanks,

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answered 2014-10-30 17:24:28 -0500

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updated 2014-10-30 21:29:46 -0500

ROS Indigo is not supported on 14.10. You'll have to install from source or downgrade to 14.04

See this question for a preliminary discussion of how to install ROS from source on 14.10.

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I ended up reflashing the computer with 14.04lts and it works like a charm!

luketheduke gravatar image luketheduke  ( 2014-11-01 14:19:49 -0500 )edit

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