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E: Unable to locate package ros-VERSION-velodyne

asked 2017-01-19 12:03:50 -0500

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updated 2017-01-19 14:40:50 -0500

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I followed the instructions and installed ROS. When I try to do the step from Getting Started with the Velodyne HDL-32E "Install the Velodyne stack from the repositories by running sudo apt-get install ros-VERSION-velodyne" I get the following error:

user@user:~$ sudo apt-get install ros-VERSION-velodyne
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
**E: Unable to locate package ros-VERSION-velodyne**

Not sure what I am doing wrong.

Thanks for any help.

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answered 2017-01-19 14:42:18 -0500

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sudo apt-get install ros-VERSION-velodyne

you are expected to replace VERSION with the ROS version that you are running.

So for Indigo, you'd use:

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-velodyne

Note: the velodyne packages have not yet been released into Kinetic, so ros-kinetic-velodyne will not work.

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Do you know when the kinetic version might be released?

Masha gravatar image Masha  ( 2017-01-19 15:00:33 -0500 )edit

No, I don't. There is an open issue about it though.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-01-19 15:02:47 -0500 )edit

Soon, I hope. Meanwhile, build it from source; that does work.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2017-01-20 13:24:29 -0500 )edit

How about jade?

Albertx gravatar image Albertx  ( 2017-03-29 00:19:09 -0500 )edit

Jade should build from source, too. If it does not work, please open a github issue.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2017-03-29 10:21:17 -0500 )edit

@joq, any instructions on how to build from source?

Albertx gravatar image Albertx  ( 2017-03-29 10:44:03 -0500 )edit
joq gravatar image joq  ( 2017-03-29 11:12:27 -0500 )edit

Substitute jade for indigo, of course.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2017-03-29 11:13:06 -0500 )edit

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