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Pointgrey Camera Driver Kinetic Ubuntu package unauthenticated

asked 2019-11-22 08:59:51 -0500

dustingooding gravatar image

I'm running the ROS Kinetic docker container and using rosdep to install the Pointgrey Camera Driver package, but I'm getting this error:

WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
E: There were unauthenticated packages and -y was used without --allow-unauthenticated
ERROR: the following rosdeps failed to install
  apt: command [apt-get install -y ros-kinetic-pointgrey-camera-driver] failed

I'm not a fan of --allow-unauthenticated. Is this expected behavior?

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I'm running the ROS Kinetic docker container [..]

how old is that image?

This could be #q325039 if the image is old enough.

A docker pull ros:kinetic would show whether there is a newer image.

Finally: it's not necessarily about that specific package. The error typically indicates there was some problem verifying files from that repository and you just happen to try and install that one.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-11-22 10:27:24 -0500 )edit

I tried it on a fresh image.

dgooding@createbonfire:~$ docker pull ros:kinetic
kinetic: Pulling from library/ros
Digest: sha256:9186eb099225cf76e072c9918ead9f428409de48162ebc4f9f6136ebe44cfe3f
Status: Image is up to date for ros:kinetic
dgooding@createbonfire:~$ docker run -it ros:kinetic /bin/bash
root@08ed36a689db:/# apt-get update -qqy
root@08ed36a689db:/# apt-get install ros-kinetic-pointgrey-camera-driver
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ros-kinetic-pointgrey-camera-driver

When I do this from a super fresh official image, the driver package isn't even there.

dustingooding gravatar image dustingooding  ( 2019-11-24 22:53:11 -0500 )edit

Not sure why at this point, but it looks like that package is actually not available for Kinetic: status_page/ros_kinetic_default.html?q=pointgrey. Notice the red squares in the X64 and X32 columns.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-11-24 23:19:48 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-11-24 23:25:10 -0500

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updated 2019-11-24 23:27:58 -0500

This doesn't appear to be a problem with keys or with unauthenticated packages, as the package just really isn't there.

The Pointgrey camera driver builds are broken:

Some users have been able to retrieve the .deb from the snapshot repository (ros-drivers/pointgrey_camera_driver#188#issuecomment-521527548). As it probably hasn't changed much over the years, that could be a short-term workaround.

It would perhaps be nice to help @mikepurvis fix the underlying problem.

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