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Ros indigo Re-installation problem

asked 2015-06-14 18:14:44 -0600

shervin gravatar image

Hi everyone,

I installed ROS indigo first and then I tried to install ROS jade as well. I could install both ROS and switch between them successfully, However installation of jade totally replaced gazebo2.2 by gazebo5. Consequently I could not do any simulation in indigo. I decided to remove both ROS and Gazebo and reinstall the indigo, but I receive the below error when I try “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-simulators but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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answered 2015-06-14 18:23:02 -0600

shervin gravatar image

Hi everyone,

I think I found the solution. If any one facing the same problem please fallow the below steps:

sudo apt-get remove gazeboX #X is the version of gazebo you installed in my case 5
sudo apt-get install libsdformat1

then you should be able to install indigo again


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Worked like a charm

SMAN gravatar imageSMAN ( 2015-11-30 00:13:20 -0600 )edit

Thank you a lot! :)

ffsephirot gravatar imageffsephirot ( 2016-07-26 04:07:19 -0600 )edit

Thanks a lot !!

Yuxi gravatar imageYuxi ( 2016-08-25 13:05:18 -0600 )edit

Thank you!!

Teagan Li gravatar imageTeagan Li ( 2016-09-08 04:24:13 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-02-10 18:25:01 -0600

mereTeresa gravatar image

better using $ sudo apt-get remove gazebo*

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