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ROS Installation, Unable to locate package ros indigo

asked 2016-05-08 16:36:20 -0600

Jackie_16 gravatar image

updated 2018-01-03 23:00:11 -0600

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I followed this ROS installation tutorial ( unfortunately at Desktop full install following error appeared.

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

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

How can I solve this problem ?

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Did you remember to do a "sudo apt-get update" after setting the source list and keys?

IanCol gravatar image IanCol  ( 2016-05-08 17:09:25 -0600 )edit

yes sure :) 1.2 , 1.3, and at Desktop Full install I m having this problem.

Jackie_16 gravatar image Jackie_16  ( 2016-05-08 17:17:27 -0600 )edit

What version of Ubuntu are you running?

IanCol gravatar image IanCol  ( 2016-05-08 17:30:57 -0600 )edit

ubuntu 16.04 LTS on x86_64

Jackie_16 gravatar image Jackie_16  ( 2016-05-08 17:38:19 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-05-08 18:36:37 -0600

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updated 2016-05-08 18:37:07 -0600

Indigo is not available for 16.04 (I tried myself last week too :D). Notice the following line in the installation tutorial:

Setup your computer to accept software from . ROS Indigo ONLY supports Saucy (13.10) and Trusty (14.04) for debian packages.

That means indigo can not be found in the package source that we previously added to our list. Note the "$(lsb_release -sc)" when we add it to the source list. This allows it to only look for ros versions compatible with the linux release info.

There may be a way to install Indigo on 16.04 but I am not aware of it and it is not officially supported so you may run into issues down the line. If you absolutely need Indigo, I would suggest installing 14.04. Or, if you absolutely need 16.04, there is supposed to be a new ROS release this month. Actually, maybe it's already available, check here for installation.

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Thanks alot. so now I am heading to 14.04 :)

Jackie_16 gravatar image Jackie_16  ( 2016-05-09 06:19:11 -0600 )edit

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