Unable to locate ros-jade packages when installing Gazebo 5 from source [closed]

asked 2015-12-06 12:00:54 -0500

Tormod Haugene gravatar image

updated 2015-12-07 04:34:05 -0500

I am trying to install Gazebo for ROS Jade from source though the official guide found here.

When I get to the part where I should find and install missing dependencies, using the following command:

rosdep check --from-paths . --ignore-src --rosdistro jade

I get the following output:

System dependencies have not been satisfied:
apt ros-jade-joint-limits-interface
apt ros-jade-transmission-interface
apt ros-jade-controller-manager

When I try to install these packages using 'rosdep install' from the location '~/catkin_ws$' it fails. So:

rosdep install --from-paths . --ignore-src --rosdistro jade -y


ERROR: the following rosdeps failed to install
apt: command [sudo -H apt-get install -y ros-jade-joint-limits-interface] failed

Attempting to run this command manually gives:

mypc:~/catkin_ws$ sudo -H apt-get install -y ros-jade-joint-limits-interface
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ros-jade-joint-limits-interface

which I believe reveals the issue. I also get similar errors if trying to install the other two packages listed manually.

I have tried running 'apt-get update' and 'rosdep update', but neither seem to help.

How can I get around this issue?


After posting this issue i decided to step ahead and see if the simulator would work without these packages - as described in the section "Testing Gazebo with ROS Integration" in the tutorial liked above. So far, everything works fine. Until proven otherwise, I will therefore assume these packages are unnecessary.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Tormod Haugene
close date 2015-12-06 12:13:43.177931



So, what is the answer to your question? If you could add it, future readers could benefit from it.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2015-12-07 01:59:55 -0500 )edit

Hi! It seems that these packages did not matter in order for the simulator to work. I might be wrong, of course, but so far I haven't had any problem without them. I'll it add to the answer.

Tormod Haugene gravatar image Tormod Haugene  ( 2015-12-07 04:29:10 -0500 )edit