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Kinetics packages supported on ARMv8?

asked 2016-10-28 11:56:01 -0500 gravatar image

updated 2016-10-28 12:18:29 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image


  • In the context of Kinetics and the Ubuntu packages located at the above link, I am trying to follow the package installation steps on to an A72-based (ARMv8 aarch64) SoC in the above like and I get as far as ->

1.4 Installation

# sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-ros-base

**************** initramfs-tools install error **************
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu8.1) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.4.0-31-generic
W: mdadm: /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf defines no arrays.
W: mkconf: MD subsystem is not loaded, thus I cannot scan for arrays.
W: mdadm: failed to auto-generate temporary mdadm.conf file.
Unsupported platform.
run-parts: /etc/initramfs/post-update.d//flash-kernel exited with return code 1
dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:**
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

root@ubuntu:~# uname -a
Linux ubuntu 4.1.8+g0a32d65 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jul 17 22:57:57 CST 2016 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux

root@ubuntu:~# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Release:        16.04
Codename:       xenial

any reason why I am getting this error?

Thanks, Mark

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That error looks like it's not really related to ros-kinetic-ros-base, but more a problem with your base Linux install.

Can you install any other package (non-ROS) successfully on that system?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-10-28 12:19:34 -0500 )edit

Also: no need for sudo if you're running everything as the super user.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-10-28 12:20:04 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-05-07 12:59:23 -0500

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Looking at the date this will be of no value to you but may help someone else. That error has nothing to do with the WLS. It is referring to mdadm which is the base for a Raid installation if a user should want to use Raid. As for the other errors after that I am guessing Upstart or Systemd background service in need of config or possibly not set up at all. Systemd for Upstart users would be the place to look.

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