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Held broken packages ROS-Indigo install on Ubuntu 14.04.5

asked 2017-03-31 02:03:44 -0600

jaskaranvirdi gravatar image


After following the instructions on ROS Wiki,

sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full

Gives error

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.

I also tried

sudo apt-get install libsdformat1


sudo apt-get install -f

Nothing worked. What to do?

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sam26 gravatar image sam26  ( 2017-04-17 06:40:48 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-04-05 02:35:36 -0600

toblech gravatar image

Make sure you have main enabled in your Ubuntu repositories.

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answered 2017-04-05 02:57:33 -0600

sam26 gravatar image

you could try apt-get update if you haven't done already. You could also try unholding the packages if they are kept on hold by any chance. apt-mark ( with respective arguments )is a command that will enable you to do so.

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answered 2017-03-31 09:46:27 -0600

emef gravatar image

You can try sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev-lts-utopic, otherwise you may need to build from source.

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