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Unable to locate package ros-kinetic-desktop-full

asked 2019-07-29 13:12:19 -0500

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$ apt-cache search ros-kinetic-ros-base


 $ uname -a
Linux debian 3.16.0-10-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.70-1 (2019-07-22) x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list
deb jessie main

$ lsb_release -a
LSB Version:    core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:core-4.1-amd64:core-4.1-noarch:security-4.0-amd64:security-4.0-noarch:security-4.1-amd64:security-4.1-noarch
Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 8.11 (jessie)
Release:    8.11
Codename:   jessie

$ sudo apt-get update
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Will ROS ever work on any OS?

ROS_ain't_workin gravatar image ROS_ain't_workin  ( 2019-07-29 13:03:04 -0500 )edit

Kinetic works on Ubuntu Xenial (16.04), Melodic works on Ubuntu Bionic (18.04), and any other targeted platform.

jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2019-07-29 17:19:27 -0500 )edit

Bumblee isn't working on Ubuntu

ROS_ain't_workin gravatar image ROS_ain't_workin  ( 2019-07-29 23:50:23 -0500 )edit

Why does ROS only support buggy Ubuntu? Do they want nobody to use it?

ROS_ain't_workin gravatar image ROS_ain't_workin  ( 2019-07-29 23:51:20 -0500 )edit

I had Arch derivative, but ROS doesn't get installed despite experimental support. Docker installation works, but it doesn't launch UI inside gazebo. I have been troubleshooting from past 1-2 months.

Seems combination of Optimus/Ryzen + Ubuntu/Debian/Any Existing OS + ROS doesn't work at all. Every single one of them keeps giving new Errors each time I troubleshoot the old one.

ROS_ain't_workin gravatar image ROS_ain't_workin  ( 2019-07-29 23:57:45 -0500 )edit


ROS_ain't_workin gravatar image ROS_ain't_workin  ( 2019-07-30 00:00:25 -0500 )edit

Something does appear to be out of sync here. The kinetic install wiki indicates Debian Jesse support: , but Jesse is not listed on the repository status page: , and none of the ROS packages show up in the package index: .

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2019-07-30 03:19:31 -0500 )edit

It looks like build farm support for debian Jesse support was turned off here:

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2019-07-30 03:24:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-07-30 03:34:15 -0500

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I have updated the Kinetic wiki to reflect the fact that the binary debs are no longer available: . You may want to try a newer version of ROS on a newer version of Ubuntu or Debian. Hardware support for very recent graphics cards and CPUs tends to be much better in linux distributions that were created after the hardware was introduced.

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