Can't install ROS Kinetic on Debian Jessie (8.11)

asked 2019-07-03 20:58:40 -0500

FerdeLance gravatar image

updated 2019-07-03 21:00:39 -0500

Hello, I followed the instructions at the wiki/kinetic. However when going for sudo apt install ros-kinetic-ros-base I got the Unable to locate package ros-kinetic-ros-base error. My sources.list are as follows.

deb jessie main non-free contrib
deb-src jessie main non-free contrib

deb jessie/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src jessie/updates main contrib non-free

I am using a fresh installation and I from the docs Kinetic is supported on Jessie, I also followed and set up my keys. I am legitimately stumped on this problem. Should I just install from source?

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can you verify that you followed step 2 and that the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list exists with the proper content? Did you call sudo apt get update before the install?

mgruhler gravatar image mgruhler  ( 2019-07-04 00:58:02 -0500 )edit

Yes. I ran sudo apt update multiple times. In the end I just installed ubuntu just to get things running.

FerdeLance gravatar image FerdeLance  ( 2019-07-04 03:14:31 -0500 )edit

Builds of Kinetic for Debian Jessie have been disabled and I've updated the wiki to reflect that: . You can still install from source or install a newer version of ROS on a newer version of Debian or Ubuntu.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2019-07-30 03:35:31 -0500 )edit