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ubuntu 14.04 ros indigo installation dependecies errors

asked 2016-11-29 13:41:56 -0500

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updated 2016-11-30 05:40:09 -0500

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Hello I have a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system. I am following the instructions from to install on this system ROS Indigo.

At 1.4 Installation, when I get to the point sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full, I get the following error messages:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 ros-indigo-desktop-full : Depends: ros-indigo-desktop but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: ros-indigo-perception but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: ros-indigo-simulators but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Can you please advice how to overcome this error? Thank you all. George

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Hi, did you solve the problem? i meet is too,

ruo gravatar image ruo  ( 2016-11-30 18:21:04 -0500 )edit

No, not yet

gmadamide gravatar image gmadamide  ( 2016-12-01 01:48:58 -0500 )edit

Yes the issue was solved. See my answer below.

gmadamide gravatar image gmadamide  ( 2016-12-08 04:02:42 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-12-08 04:00:43 -0500

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Hi thank you for your answer. Actually it seems that the problem was that instead of installing it on ubuntu 14.04, I was running ubuntu 16.04. So, after installing ubuntu 14.04, I managed (following the instructions to install indigo without any problem.

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answered 2016-12-07 08:18:53 -0500

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Do you have gazebo4 or gazebo5 installed in your system previously? If so, uninstall the gazebo first. Because indigo works with gazebo2 only. So, it might have caused dependency issues. Run this command first

sudo apt-get install libsdformat1

After that, try installing indigo.

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