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How to install gazebo onto jetson tk1?

asked 2016-12-13 21:10:42 -0600

Fighting_bird gravatar image

When I install gazebo using sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-gazebo-ros, I get this error:

E: Unable to locate package ros-indigo-gazebo-ros

Why ? Can't the gazebo be installed on jetson tk1? Or I have got to install from source?

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answered 2016-12-14 04:36:00 -0600

Jetson TK1 has an ARM processor (armhf architecture) and ros-indigo-gazebo-ros is only available for i386 and amd64 architectures.

You could try to compile from source, but it is going to be difficult because probably gazebo's dependencies will not be available for ARM either. Besides, even if you could manage to compile gazebo in a Jetson TK1 it would run excruciatingly slow.

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This should be marked as the correct answer.

jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2017-07-27 14:53:17 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-12-13 22:00:26 -0600

130s gravatar image

In general, please provide more info for troubleshooting questions. See for more.

With lack of your info, I just recommend to internet search with the error message. There's a number of similar result on

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I think the question complies with this forum's guidelines. It includes all the relevant information (platform that he is using, command that he executed and error message) for us to give an answer.

Martin Peris gravatar image Martin Peris  ( 2016-12-14 04:33:26 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-12-14 05:15:29 -0600

Abhinav Sonone gravatar image

well if it says cannot locate package! that means the package is not yet released for jetson tk1.

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