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E: Unable to locate package ros-noetic-ros-base

asked 2020-05-24 21:32:12 -0600

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updated 2020-05-25 02:50:23 -0600

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I following the tutorial to install roetic on my Debian 10 buster system. I get the following error:

E: Unable to locate package ros-noetic-ros-base

When I run sudo apt update, ros does appear in the update list.

" buster InRelease"
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same issue ,anyone help me to solve this problem please

nullspace gravatar image nullspace  ( 2020-08-10 08:08:17 -0600 )edit

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answered 2020-05-25 03:06:16 -0600

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updated 2020-05-25 03:17:51 -0600

I've just tested this in a debian:buster Docker container (on amd64) and following the installation instructions results in apt wanting to install 1126MB of packages for me when I ask it to install ros-noetic-ros-base. So it seems to work.

What is the output fo uname -rvmp on your machine?

Note that Buster only gets binary packages (from the ROS buildfarm) for the amd64 and arm64 architectures (see also wiki/noetic/Installation). If you're attempting to install it on other platforms (such as armhf) you cannot install it using apt.

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The output of uname -rvmp is

4.19.0-9-armmp-lpae #1 SMP Debian 4.19.118-2 (2020-04-29) armv7l unknown

...armv7l is 32 bit processor. face palm

Dave_ROS gravatar image Dave_ROS  ( 2020-05-25 05:20:21 -0600 )edit

I have armv71 too, there is a guide that clearly explain the way to install it, but I have problem, to install one package. If you find a way to install it please tell me because I m trying 4 days

alexspi13 gravatar image alexspi13  ( 2020-08-11 04:27:14 -0600 )edit

answered 2020-09-25 02:32:18 -0600

arvin gravatar image

First check if your ROS_DISTRO variable is set. For that $ echo $ROS_DISTRO o/p must be


If this shows no o/p then the environment variable is not set. Just need to set it, everything will work fine

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You should not set this variable manually.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2020-09-25 03:39:02 -0600 )edit

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