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

asked 2016-05-27 11:52:30 -0600

dolphin123 gravatar image

Is ros-kinetic-desktop-full available? I have followed the steps from but keep getting the error E: Unable to locate package ors-kinetic-desktop-full when I enter sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-desktop-full

Also if I try to click on the link given on the installation page where it says "or click here" the link fails.

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It should be available, yes. See status_page/ros_kinetic_default.html?q=desktop. That is for x86/64 though, and you don't tell us your architecture / platform.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-05-27 12:39:59 -0600 )edit

@dolphin123, did Step 1.2 succeed? Did you do sudo apt-get update as instructed in Step 1.4? Also, keep in mind that "ROS Kinetic ONLY supports Wily (Ubuntu 15.10), Xenial (Ubuntu 16.04) and Jessie (Debian 8) for debian packages."

spmaniato gravatar image spmaniato  ( 2016-05-27 14:19:35 -0600 )edit

I am using a 64-bit PC with Ubuntu 16.04. Step 1.2 succeeded and I updated, but I still get the error above that the kinetic desktop full package cannot be located.

dolphin123 gravatar image dolphin123  ( 2016-05-27 16:28:36 -0600 )edit

Does apt-cache search ros-kinetic find anything at all?

spmaniato gravatar image spmaniato  ( 2016-05-27 17:07:50 -0600 )edit

In my case apt-cache search ros-kinetic produced a long list which included ros-kinetic-desktop but not ros-kinetic-desktop-full which apparently is not included in the download from . Installing per the second option in step 1.4 worked fine.

rospiguy gravatar image rospiguy  ( 2016-09-27 09:21:25 -0600 )edit

As my platform is Ubuntu Trusty(14.04), only Indigo Igloo and Jade Turtle work for me. When I tried to install ros-kinetic-desktop-full, it reported the error as yours.

The complete list of target platform and ros version is at .

yuxwind gravatar image yuxwind  ( 2018-05-24 18:38:45 -0600 )edit

I tried installing ROS and got the same error running Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS. I tried everything mentioned here , but it ain't working

babayaga gravatar image babayaga  ( 2019-03-13 11:14:33 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-01-08 04:53:55 -0600

Lex gravatar image

I had a similar issue, the problem for me was that I did not run apt-get update after setting up the ros sources.list and keys.

running sudo apt-get update after setting up the sources and keys downloaded the following packages:

Get:8 xenial InRelease [4,025 B]
Get:9 xenial/main armhf Packages [245 kB]

Running the following install command after that worked fine:

sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-desktop-full
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Thanks a lot! this works, following steps in .

Haifei gravatar image Haifei  ( 2017-12-31 00:37:01 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-06-03 12:24:18 -0600

JamesWell gravatar image

"E: Unable to locate package ors-kinetic-desktop-full", didn't you just mistype 'ros'?

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Hi,my source list is fine but still got error on a pi 3: When "sudo apt-get update", it hit jessie InRelease, and jessie/main armhf Packages, etc. But "apt-cache search ros-kinetic" gave error; or even "ros" returned nothing. I could install from src, but wonder if I did wrong. thks

kc2 gravatar image kc2  ( 2016-08-10 20:53:51 -0600 )edit

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