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Is there a way arround rosdep inititialize?

asked 2017-06-10 04:11:11 -0500

Shubhayu Das gravatar image

updated 2018-01-05 04:51:48 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

I just did a fill did a full install of ros indigo on my ubuntu 14.04(as per the ros tutorial). When i try to initialize rosdep it says..

ERROR: cannot download default sources list from:
Website may be down.

What is the solution for this? Or did i do something wrong, in which case what should i do?

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answered 2017-06-21 03:09:00 -0500

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You should check your networking for proxies or other issues.

If you need to you can manually copy the files into the correct location.

root@0c988f5d8e4c:/# cat /etc/ros/rosdep/sources.list.d/20-default.list 
# os-specific listings first
yaml osx

# generic
gbpdistro fuerte

# newer distributions (Groovy, Hydro, ...) must not be listed anymore, they are being fetched from the rosdistro index.yaml instead

You will also get this error if your ssl certificates are unavailable.

root@0c988f5d8e4c:/# apt remove ca-certificates 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  file libexpat1 libexpat1-dev libffi6 libmagic1 libpython-all-dev libpython-dev libpython-stdlib libpython2.7 libpython2.7-dev
  libpython2.7-minimal libpython2.7-stdlib libsqlite3-0 libssl1.0.0 mime-support openssl python python-all python-all-dev python-dev
  python-minimal python-pkg-resources python-setuptools python-wheel python2.7 python2.7-dev python2.7-minimal
Use 'apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  ca-certificates python-pip python-pip-whl
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 35 not upgraded.
After this operation, 2351 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] 
(Reading database ... 16375 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing python-pip (8.1.1-2ubuntu0.4) ...
Removing python-pip-whl (8.1.1-2ubuntu0.4) ...
Removing ca-certificates (20160104ubuntu1) ...
Removing dangling symlinks from /etc/ssl/certs... done.
root@0c988f5d8e4c:/# rosdep init
ERROR: cannot download default sources list from:
Website may be down.
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answered 2018-01-05 04:48:58 -0500

Shoeb Ahmed gravatar image

Hi, I had been facing the same issue of ERROR: cannot download default sources list from: Website may be down.

This error is because of your system date & time settings. I corrected my systems date and time settings and rosdep init worked.

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