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unable to locate package ros-debian-turtlesim

asked 2019-09-17 12:08:53 -0500

MissNature gravatar image

Am unable to run turtlesim on Ros, so am using windows 10 and using ubantu on my VM. i ran this command before i got this error "roscore" then "sudo apt-get install ros-$(rosversion -d)-turtlesim" after that i got this error "unable to locate package ros-Debian-turtlesim"

PS: i already did the "sudo apt-get update".

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answered 2019-09-18 06:37:53 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

How did you install ROS? Using apt?

If so, did you install ros-kinetic-desktop-full or ros-desktop (or similar packages)? Note the difference: the first includes kinetic in the name, the second doesn't.

I'm asking as on a ros-kinetic-desktop-full installation, rosversion -d returns:


with the other install option (ie: ros-desktop), I get:


If you installed ros-desktop, you'll want to uninstall that and install the regular Kinetic (provided you are on Ubuntu Xenial (16.04)).

The "other packages" are part of the upstream packages.

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