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Unable to locate package ros-lunar-desktop-full

asked 2017-09-24 11:10:41 -0500

Randall Brodka gravatar image

Using the instructions at titled "Debian install of ROS Lunar", I am able to successfully complete the steps up through 1.3. On step 1.3 I had to install dirmngr, but was able to complete the step.

In step 1.4, I successfully executed sudo apt-get update.

In step 1.4, I tried to execute sudo apt-get install ros-lunar-desktop-full, but it failed with the error "Unable to locate package ros-lunar-desktop-full".

I am running Debian 9.1 Stretch on a 64 bit AMD based PC.

The command apt-cache search ros-lunar does not return anything.

I am pretty new to Linux, could somebody please help me understand what I have done wrong?

Thank you,


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According to status_page/ros_lunar_ds.html?q=desktop, the desktop_full pkg should be available on Debian Stretch, but only for AMD64. Can you install any other ROS pkgs? Try ros-lunar-ros-base.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-09-25 02:47:09 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-09-25 18:13:20 -0500

Randall Brodka gravatar image

I did not find a solution for this problem, but I resolved it another way.

I originally installed Ubuntu on some old hardware to give ROS a try. I experienced lots of trouble installing Ubuntu and keeping it running, so I replaced the install with Debian. Debian installed cleanly and worked without issue. I then tried to install ROS and ran into this problem.

Since my hardware was old and low powered, I decided to build a new computer. I tried installing Ubuntu on the new computer, and it went smooth as silk. I then installed ROS with no problems.

I'm now going through the tutorials.

Thanks to all who read my problem and offered suggestions!

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I wouldn't say this is a solution, but as long as you're happy we're ok.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-09-26 01:41:33 -0500 )edit

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