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libfcl-0.5-dev cant resolve depends

asked 2017-02-16 11:01:45 -0500

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updated 2017-02-16 12:49:59 -0500

Building moveit from source on a debian jessie install on a hP Xeon Proliant server.

 Unable to locate package libfcl-0.5-dev
 Couldn't find any package by regex ''

my last issue was because my sources.list was messed, up and I did a apt-get update and solve it, if this has any bearing....

Thanks for all the assistance.


rosdep install --from-paths . --ignore-src --rosdistro indigo
executing command [sudo -H apt-get install libfcl-0.5-dev]
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package libfcl-0.5-dev
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'libfcl-0.5-dev'
ERROR: the following rosdeps failed to install
  apt: command [sudo -H apt-get install libfcl-0.5-dev] failed

Indigo Branch

I think the stray period was my fingers....sorry for the confusion..... How do I verify amd64 or i386? If I remember correctly, i386.

Edit: Here is:

$ uname -a
Linux hpdeb 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.39-1 (2016-12-30) i686 GNU/Linux


$ file /sbin/init
/sbin/init: symbolic link to /lib/systemd/systemd

perviosly I was running on a virtual machine and I switched to actual hardware to overcome some of the challenges with moveit and the virtMach.

The system I have available for this is an HP Proliant DL360 Gen 3 with 1 Xeon 2.4GHz processor( which I believe is 2 cores and 2Gb ram only, Ubuntu 16 lts , I could not solve the video issues to this latemodel, so I shifted to Debian. I was not sure of how well this setup would work with Kinetic so I tried to play it safe, down on the earlier versions of code base, I would love to be able to run kinetic and moveit, Just am unaware if my hardware with support it. Since it looks like I have to reinstall everything, please give me your suggestions.

Downloading the AMD64 version of Debian now....

AWE CRAP.......(?)

$ lscpu
Architecture:          i686
CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit
Byte Order:            Little Endian
CPU(s):                2
On-line CPU(s) list:   0,1
Thread(s) per core:    2
Core(s) per socket:    1
Socket(s):             1
Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
CPU family:            15
Model:                 2
Model name:            Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.40GHz
Stepping:              9
CPU MHz:               2399.360
BogoMIPS:              4798.91

just verified... 32 bit only....crappp.

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Which branch of the moveit repository are you trying to build?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-02-16 11:09:27 -0500 )edit

Indigo Branch... ROS already installed and is functioning(WOW... AMAZING)

w gravatar image w  ( 2017-02-16 11:17:57 -0500 )edit

I notice there is a dot in the package regex after the 5 (, can you copy-paste some more context (ie: more lines of console output) into your question? I'm wondering where that dot is coming from.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-02-16 11:20:23 -0500 )edit

Also: is that output from apt-get or rosdep? I expect rosdep to say something like "can't resolve X etc etc", not "Unable to locate packge ..".

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-02-16 11:20:47 -0500 )edit

Finally; is this an i386 system, or amd64? I see builds for amd64 and arm64here but not for i386, hence my question.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-02-16 11:22:24 -0500 )edit

Could you please edit your question with updates? There is not enough space in the comment boxes for console command output. Use the edit link/button below your question text for that. Thanks.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-02-16 11:43:29 -0500 )edit

What is the output of uname -a and file /sbin/init?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-02-16 11:43:38 -0500 )edit

I'm sorry you are having so much trouble getting things to install/work btw. You appear to just choose some very unlucky combinations of hw/sw for your setups. Building pkgs for all combinations of platforms/archs/OS/distributions is just not feasible.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-02-16 12:10:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-02-16 11:59:22 -0500

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updated 2017-02-16 12:48:00 -0500

$ uname -a
Linux hpdeb 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.39-1 (2016-12-30) i686 GNU/Linux

That's a 32bit install of Debian Jessie. Unfortunately, I don't see any 32bit packages for libfcl-0.5-dev on the package repository for Jessie (nor in the shadow repository). That could explain why apt-get can't find it.

That package is built at, and I don't see an i386 version there either.

Three options:

  1. ask OSRF to build an i386 version for Jessie (but I don't think that is going to happen, seeing as Jessie is only supported on amd64 and arm64)
  2. build libfcl-dev from source: see the Flexible Collision Library (FCL) section of Building Common MoveIt! Dependencies from Source in Catkin
  3. install the amd64 version of Debian Jessie (note that Jessie binaries are only built for ROS Kinetic, but that does include MoveIt (here), so you wouldn't have to build it from sources)

Did you have a specific reason to install 32bit Jessie (hw support fi)?

Edit: if you'd like rosdep to continue installing things that it can find for your platform, add the -r option to the command line. At the end it should print a summary of things it couldn't install.


Architecture:          i686

Seeing as you don't have a 64bit CPU, you could probably install a 32bit Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) and install Indigo on that. Most of the stuff is still being built for it, but expect that to become less over time (newer ROS versions won't be build on the farm for i386 anymore). And just to make sure: MoveIt is being built for 32bit Trusty (here).

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Please look at this for me.....

w gravatar image w  ( 2017-02-16 13:15:35 -0500 )edit

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