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E: Unable to locate package ros-melodic-industrial-core

asked 2019-02-23 21:05:01 -0600

AlexCC gravatar image


I'm trying to control an ABB IRB120 with ROS. For that matter, I want to install ROS-industrial.

I am following this tutorial but when executing "sudo apt-get install ros-melodic-industrial-core", the message "E: Unable to locate package ros-melodic-industrial-core" appears. It looks like the industrial core packages are not supported for ROS Melodic.

Will I have to install this package from a not-fully-supported source? or something like that? I am new to ROS. Any help is appreciated.

I'm using the ROS Melodic Morenia distribution with Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS.

Kind regards.

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answered 2019-03-04 14:08:59 -0600

gvdhoorn gravatar image

industrial_core (and all the packages in that repository) were released into Melodic and with the sync out are now available to install with apt on supported OS.

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wow! those are great news! thank you for the answer. After doing some readings I have finally managed to get it going, working with the RViz and connecting to the RobotStudio environment.

AlexCC gravatar image AlexCC  ( 2019-03-04 14:15:35 -0600 )edit

@AlexCC, could you please guide that how did you install ROS-industrial into ROS melodic with Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I am new to ROS? please help, thanks.

ahmed ali 95 gravatar image ahmed ali 95  ( 2020-04-13 05:27:51 -0600 )edit

Hi ahmed ali! of course. I know how frustrating it was for me as a ROS Beginner, to have these things installed and correctly running. I managed to document all the steps I followed. Here is the document that will help you on this task. my document on how to install ROS industrial into ROS Melodic

AlexCC gravatar image AlexCC  ( 2020-04-14 08:28:33 -0600 )edit

+100 for sharing your document, but as I wrote in my answer, sudo apt install ros-melodic-industrial-core should just work, as the package has been released. Building from source is not necessary.

See status_page/ros_melodic_default.html?q=industrial_core.

Same for ABB. Only abb_experimental needs to be built from source, as it is an experimental repository and does not get released.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2020-04-14 08:53:38 -0600 )edit

Yes! I forgot to mention that, ahmed ali... However that is also included in the document. There is an "UPDATE" part which explains about this. Please read the whole document before installing something.

AlexCC gravatar image AlexCC  ( 2020-04-14 09:11:13 -0600 )edit

There is an "UPDATE" part which explains about this

you may want to move that update to the start of the document. It's "hidden" somewhere quite far down. Users which are used to copy-paste their way through instructions will have executed about 60% of the instructions before they get to that update.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2020-04-14 10:23:52 -0600 )edit

Yes, gvdhoorn you are all right.. This is the new document updated. UPDATED document on how to install ROS industrial with ROS Melodic

AlexCC gravatar image AlexCC  ( 2020-04-14 11:09:53 -0600 )edit

@AlexCC, thank you very much dear for sharing the detailed document. It helped a lot and @gvdhoorn, thank you for the guidance

ahmed ali 95 gravatar image ahmed ali 95  ( 2020-04-18 03:02:10 -0600 )edit

answered 2019-02-24 02:23:33 -0600

It'll probably be easiest to just build it yourself. I just successfully built it in Melodic on Ubuntu 18.04.2 from the melodic development branch. Industrial Core Github

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GoofyGears! Thanks for the response. I'll work on that.

AlexCC gravatar image AlexCC  ( 2019-02-24 17:33:54 -0600 )edit

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