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Cannot install Ros Jade on ubuntu 15.04

asked 2015-07-26 19:23:59 -0500

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updated 2015-07-27 06:42:15 -0500

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I am trying to install the ROS Jade on my Raspberry Pi 2, which is with Ubuntu Mate 15.04 Vivid. I am getting the error :

E: Unable to locate package ros-jade-desktop-full

Here is all my steps:

rafael@rafael-desktop:~$ lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 15.04
Release:    15.04
Codename:   vivid

rafael@rafael-desktop:~$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

rafael@rafael-desktop:~$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-key 0xB01FA116

Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --homedir /tmp/tmp.KUSPjeCJ2O --no-auto-check-trustdb --trust-model always --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/fo0bar_ubuntu_rpi2.gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv-key 0xB01FA116
gpg: requesting key B01FA116 from hkp server
gpg: key B01FA116: public key "ROS Builder <>" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1

rafael@rafael-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get update

Ign vivid InRelease                        
Ign vivid InRelease                         
Get:1 vivid InRelease [4,015 B]
Ign vivid-updates InRelease                            
Ign vivid-security InRelease
Ign vivid-backports InRelease
Get:2 vivid Release.gpg [316 B]
Get:3 vivid Release.gpg [933 B]
Get:4 vivid Release [15.1 kB]                     
Get:5 vivid-updates Release.gpg [933 B]                
Get:6 vivid/main armhf Packages [4,842 B]              
Get:7 vivid-security Release.gpg [933 B]
Get:8 vivid-backports Release.gpg [933 B]              
Get:9 vivid Release [217 kB]
Get:10 vivid/main armhf Packages [9,787 B]
Get:11 vivid-updates Release [63.5 kB]                 
Get:12 vivid/main Translation-en [3,643 B]            
Get:13 vivid-security Release [63.5 kB]                
Get:14 vivid-backports Release [63.5 kB]          
Get:15 vivid/main armhf Packages [1,327 kB]       
Ign vivid/main Translation-en_US   
Ign vivid/main Translation-en      
Get:16 vivid/restricted armhf Packages [7,128 B]       
Get:17 vivid/universe armhf Packages [6,312 kB]        
Get:18 vivid/multiverse armhf Packages [112 kB]        
Get:19 vivid/main Translation-en [793 kB]              
Hit vivid/multiverse Translation-en                    
Hit vivid/restricted Translation-en                    
Get:20 vivid/universe Translation-en [4,456 kB]        
Get:21 vivid-updates/main armhf Packages [144 kB]      
Get:22 vivid-updates/restricted armhf Packages [28 B]  
Get:23 vivid-updates/universe armhf Packages [81.4 kB ...
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Many people is getting this error with Jade.

Javier V. Gómez gravatar image Javier V. Gómez  ( 2015-07-27 02:06:15 -0500 )edit

Have you thought about trying ubuntu snappy?

jacksonkr_ gravatar image jacksonkr_  ( 2016-03-23 16:36:10 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-08-11 15:55:46 -0500

ahendrix gravatar image

As noted on the ARM Install Page, the builds of ROS Jade for ARM only support Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty)

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Any idea when support for 15.04 will be available?

Ben12345 gravatar image Ben12345  ( 2015-08-12 07:02:10 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-08-13 22:25:40 -0500

Ben12345 gravatar image

I managed to get ROS up and running on Ubuntu / Linaro 14.04, and get stable wifi.

This was helpful for the wifi - ^ tried the same procedure to get wifi with Ubuntu trusty 14.04 and it still doesn't work... no idea why.

Ran into some problems with memory when i plugged a Hokuyo LiDAR in to the pi running Ubuntu Linaro though, it completely crashed. Was able to temporarily fix it by changing the memory limit with "sudo ulimit -a" etc etc, but this is temporary and only for that terminal instance. You can change the config files to make it permanent but i can't get it to work.

If you can get snappy core 14 point whatever that might work? not looked into it massively but the wifi set up process is a bit different and might actually work. (I'm assuming that like me you tried Ubuntu Mate because the Wifi actually without you having a PhD in networking with linux?)

Hope this is of some use to someone, i think i'm going to give up and wait until some progress is made with trusty 14.04 or someone rolls out a better one. I have some single board X64 computers that'l run full desktop ubuntu so it's not a massive drama for me. I just wanted ROS running on the Pi so i had an excuse to play with the kernel and get a Pi TFT running on a robot of some nature.

Good luck guys!

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answered 2015-07-28 13:13:25 -0500

duck-development gravatar image

Try first

  • sudo apt-get install ros-jade-desktop-base

Greet Anton

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This doesn't work.

Ben12345 gravatar image Ben12345  ( 2015-08-11 13:19:51 -0500 )edit

Hi, i'm having a similar problem. All this could be avoided if ubuntu trusty had built in wifi support. I think it's down to this being ubuntu 15.04 rather than 14.04

Have you made any progress?


Ben12345 gravatar image Ben12345  ( 2015-08-11 13:21:01 -0500 )edit

Please, do not post answers that are not actually answers. You can write them as comments.

Javier V. Gómez gravatar image Javier V. Gómez  ( 2015-08-12 02:08:52 -0500 )edit

I gave a possible reason why its happening, which is now an answer. How is "sudo apt-get install ros-jade-desktop-base" an answer?!

Ben12345 gravatar image Ben12345  ( 2015-08-12 07:01:08 -0500 )edit

Oops, sorry this didn't go here. I thought I wrote it in another answer saying: "I am having the same problem". Actually, I am pretty sue I wrote there.

Javier V. Gómez gravatar image Javier V. Gómez  ( 2015-08-12 08:39:12 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-04-26 15:29:07 -0500

LogicRos gravatar image


Can I to install ROS Indigo on Ubuntu Mate for Raspberry??? Could you tell me if Ubuntu Mate have a core to run in real time??

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This is not an answer, and you're actually asking two different questions. You should ask the question about being able to install ROS on Ubuntu Mate as a new question, and you should ask the question about real-time processing on Ubuntu Mate either here or on an Ubuntu-specific forum.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2016-04-26 16:20:58 -0500 )edit

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