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How to Download ROS on Linux Mint

asked 2019-01-28 19:48:53 -0500

Tabeshki gravatar image


I'm trying to download ROS on my Linux Mint machine. I have been following the installation guide (while skipping section 1.1 as Linux Mint doesn't have the same Software & Updates program). However, when I excecute sudo apt update, I receive the following errors:

Ign:1 tara InRelease
Hit:2 bionic-security InRelease                                                    
Hit:3 tara Release                                                                     
Ign:4 tara InRelease                                                              
Err:5 tara Release                                          
  404  Not Found [IP: 2605:bc80:3010::134 80]
Hit:6 bionic InRelease                  
Hit:7 bionic InRelease               
Hit:8 bionic-updates InRelease
Hit:10 bionic-backports InRelease
Reading package lists... Done                     
E: The repository ' tara Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

How do I overcome this?

P.S. I have posted the same question on the Linux Mint Forums, but no one has answered over 2 days.

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jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2019-01-28 20:19:23 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-01-28 21:53:22 -0500

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It looks like your apt sources are using the Mint release name (tara) instead of an Ubuntu release name. You should edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list' and replace tara with the name of the Ubuntu release that it is based on. According to , tara is closest to Ubuntu's bionic release.

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