Ask Your Question
0

E: Unable to locate package ros-diamondback-nxtall - installing on ubuntu 16.04 possible?

asked 2016-11-09 15:42:32 -0600

DanielPBak gravatar image

I am attempting to install ROS for NXT Diamondback on my Ubuntu 16.04. Is this even possible?

I am going through the following steps: http://wiki.ros.org/Robots/NXT/diamon...

However, I encounter the following issues:

daniel@beepboop:~/Downloads$ sudo restart udev
restart: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused

when I get to that stage. I rebooted my computer instead.

For step 1.4, I did the following instead:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu xenial main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

which appeared to work.

When I get to step 1.6, apt-get cannot find the package:

daniel@beepboop:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install ros-diamondback-nxtall
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ros-diamondback-nxtall

Do I have any options here other than installing another version of ROS?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted
1

answered 2016-11-10 01:35:50 -0600

gvdhoorn gravatar image

updated 2016-11-10 01:37:20 -0600

I am attempting to install ROS for NXT Diamondback on my Ubuntu 16.04. Is this even possible?

No, unfortunately not (at least not the 'vanilla' version of the NXT packages).

When I get to step 1.6, apt-get cannot find the package:

daniel@beepboop:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install ros-diamondback-nxtall

which makes sense, as only ROS Kinetic is supported on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial).

The NXT stacks are rather old, and I remember various people making various efforts to port them to newer versions of ROS. Some related links:

There appear to be various forks of the original NXT packages on Github, perhaps some of those work on newer ROS versions. I have no personal experience with any of those, so you'll have to test them out.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Question Tools

Stats

Asked: 2016-11-09 15:42:32 -0600

Seen: 279 times

Last updated: Nov 10 '16