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Incomplete packages for kinetic armhf jessie

asked 2016-07-13 16:07:20 -0500

Bobox gravatar image

I wanted to install ROS kinetic on by beaglebone black. The image I have installed is a debian jessie, which is the recommended image to handle all of the beaglebone black features. And I just saw that currently almost nothing is compiled for kinetic jessie armhf, while all packages are available for the kinetic ubuntu xenial armhf. I used to have the ubuntu xenial on my beaglebone and ros was nicely working, unfortunately to have the easiest access to internal feature of the beaglebones (PRUs), the debian jessie is the image best maintained, so I switched to this image. but now I am kind of stuck as almost no package are available for this version.

is this a temporary limitation, and I just need to wait that packages are compiled and provided for my combination, or is this kind of a mid-long term limitation and I should look into another solution for my setup ?

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Could you give some examples of packages you are missing? Base Debian Jessie (amd64) builds include about 700 pkgs for kinetic. For (I guess) ARMv8, it's also around 700.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-07-14 04:15:45 -0500 )edit

All of the ros-kinetic- packages are missing. I can see some python-ros.. , rosbash On servers : is 51Ko is 687Ko and xenial amhf is 609ko

Bobox gravatar image Bobox  ( 2016-07-14 04:43:10 -0500 )edit

That's certainly strange. Perhaps @tfoote can shed some light on this. I'm not an ARM expert, so I might be misinterpreting the status pages.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-07-14 05:00:34 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-07-14 10:59:47 -0500

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We are not building packages for Kinetic Jessie Armhf. We are only building amd64 and arm64 for Jessie. The few packages you see are architecture independent and are available to support the source build toolchain.

If you would like to run Kinetic on armhf we recommend using an Ubuntu Xenial base for which we are building armhf packages.

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Hi, is there any release scheduled yet for Kinetic Armhf + Ubuntu 16.04 ?

Rouno gravatar image Rouno  ( 2016-07-19 03:29:01 -0500 )edit

Kinetic for armhf on ubuntu 16.04 (xenial) is already available. Just followbthe standard kinetic ubuntu installation. Packages are there.

Bobox gravatar image Bobox  ( 2016-07-19 09:05:31 -0500 )edit

My bad, I wanted to refer to Arm64 instead

Rouno gravatar image Rouno  ( 2016-07-19 09:23:21 -0500 )edit

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