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catkin_make not running

asked 2018-08-15 23:46:01 -0500

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updated 2018-08-16 02:43:03 -0500

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I installed ROS Kinetic.

When I try to run catkin_make it gave the following error

The program 'catkin_make' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt install catkin

when I run sudo apt install catkin it gave :

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:
 catkin : Depends: python-catkin-pkg but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

How can I resolve this?

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I can't help you but can anticipate questions coming. Please update the question with below info. What hardware? What version of operating system? What method did you use to install, source or binaries? Did you go through the tutorials line by line to start?

billy gravatar image billy  ( 2018-08-16 02:57:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-08-16 04:41:37 -0500

This looks like you may have missed section 1.6 from the installation instructions here. Try executing the following command in your terminal before catkin_make

source /opt/ros/kinetic/setup.bash

Add this command to your .bashrc file as described will mean that catkin_make will always be available in any terminal.

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