Install failed for Kubuntu 19.10

asked 2019-11-03 19:47:41 -0600

mrrius gravatar image

Hello, I tried to install ROS melodic to Kubuntu 19.10. I add ROS repository for Ubuntu Bionic because ROS doesn't have 19.10 repo yet. I think it would be okay but it failed. My command is:

apt install ros-melodic-desktop-full

And the result is:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
ros-melodic-desktop-full : Depends: ros-melodic-desktop but it is not going to be installed
                        Depends: ros-melodic-perception but it is not going to be installed
                        Depends: ros-melodic-simulators but it is not going to be installed
                        Depends: ros-melodic-urdf-sim-tutorial but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Are there anything that I can do to install ROS to my 19.10 Kubuntu? Or should I use docker to use ROS instead?

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I'd be highly surprised if this would go smoothly. Actually, I'm surprised this is working at all. Even though I've never tried that, I don't think that this is a path that you can go without continuously stumble upon problems.

I see to possible solutions:

  1. use a supported distro for melodic
  2. build from source (again, quite a hassle and no guarantees)

Other than that, you could use a virtualization / container solution as you suggested.

mgruhler gravatar imagemgruhler ( 2019-11-04 01:23:22 -0600 )edit