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Unable to install indigo on ubuntu 14.04

asked 2016-01-27 07:12:18 -0500

baila gravatar image

Hi all, i am new to ROS. I was trying to install ros-indigo-desktop-full on my ubuntu 14.04 64 bit machine as per the instruction at . But i am having some issues :

baila@baila:~$ 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-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.

Please help me what to do! I am also attaching the output of uname.

baila@baila:~$ uname -m x86_64 baila@baila:~$ uname -a Linux baila 3.13.0-66-generic #108-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 7 15:20:27 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Thanks in advance.

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This happens because ros-indigo-desktop-full is trying to install other packages (dependencies) but those packages will conflict with some other packages that are already installed. You need to check the dependencies of the package listed and compare with the installed packages you have.

Javier V. Gómez gravatar image Javier V. Gómez  ( 2016-01-27 07:15:12 -0500 )edit

Just in case, have you previously installed other ROS or Gazebo?

Javier V. Gómez gravatar image Javier V. Gómez  ( 2016-01-27 07:15:35 -0500 )edit

No, i was trying this for first time. How to detect those conflicted packages?

baila gravatar image baila  ( 2016-01-27 07:37:27 -0500 )edit

try with aptitude instead of apt-get and post the suggested solutions here. Be very careful before accepting anything there unless you study, what it wants to do.

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2016-01-27 11:06:20 -0500 )edit

I tried with aptitude. It manages to install indigo, but i can't move forward with the test of existing projects. So i figured it out that there are graphics card driver related problem. I formatted my machine. And it is working fine.

baila gravatar image baila  ( 2016-01-28 12:51:03 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-01-29 14:23:53 -0500

baila gravatar image

Hi all. I kind of manage to solve this problem. I was having trouble with the nvidia graphics driver. I formatted my system and without installing any nvidia graphics driver, everything runs as expected.

However, i have 1GB Nvidia Geforce Cuda (520M) series graphics card in Lenovo Z570 laptop. I can't use my GPU. Can anyone have any solution for that?

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