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Impossible to initialize rosdep

asked 2016-07-12 01:56:25 -0600

VitalyPesternikov gravatar image

updated 2016-07-12 02:26:28 -0600

gvdhoorn gravatar image

I am trying to install ros-kinect (ubuntu 16.04), when I do sudo rosdep init I see:

ERROR: cannot download default sources list from:
Website may be down.

I tried to make proxy server, used sudo -E rosdep init, no results. Is website really down? When it will be fixed?

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Does wget work (ie: you get the file contents)?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-07-12 02:26:50 -0600 )edit

I tried. The result is: Connecting to (||:443... connected. OpenSSL: error:14077419:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert access denied Unable to establish SSL connection.

VitalyPesternikov gravatar image VitalyPesternikov  ( 2016-07-12 04:01:23 -0600 )edit

It would seem it is impossible to open an SSL secured connection to the github servers from wherever you are. That is most likely the reason rosdep can't download the files it needs, not because the server is down. I'd try to solve the wget issue, rosdep will probably start working then too.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-07-12 04:04:31 -0600 )edit

It works now. Thank you!

VitalyPesternikov gravatar image VitalyPesternikov  ( 2016-07-13 12:49:50 -0600 )edit

So what did you do?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-07-13 14:00:41 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-01-05 04:52:59 -0600

Shoeb Ahmed gravatar image

Hi All, I had been facing the same issue of ERROR: cannot download default sources list from: Website may be down.

This error is because of your system date & time settings. I corrected my systems date and time settings and rosdep init worked.

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