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Installing ROS on Linux Mint "Ulyana"

asked 2020-10-10 03:57:24 -0500

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Hello all!

First things first - this is all very new to me. I'm doing some work that will utilize ROS quite heavily. In order to set myself up for this, I have configured my machine to dual-boot Windows & Linux - all seems to be working fine so far! However, I know little to nothing about Linux and so I just installed an apparently recent & user-friendly version. I am running Linux Mint 20 "ulyana" with the Cinnamon desktop. Apologies if that doesn't actually make sense and I'm mixing my words around a bit - hopefully you get the idea!

ANYWAY, I'm now trying to get ROS installed, but I'm encountering some issues. I understand that ROS is directly compatible with Linux, and I've come across multiple forums surrounding installing on Linux Mint. I've been following the install instructions at http://wiki.ros.org/noetic/Installati... and I encounter some errors that prevent me from completing the process:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'


sudo apt-key adv --keyserver 'hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80' --recv-key C1CF6E31E6BADE8868B172B4F42ED6FBAB17C654


Executing: /tmp/apt-key-gpghome.t6CY5ICO3t/gpg.1.sh --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-key C1CF6E31E6BADE8868B172B4F42ED6FBAB17C654 gpg: key F42ED6FBAB17C654: "Open Robotics info@osrfoundation.org" not changed gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: unchanged: 1

sudo apt update


Hit:1 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu focal InRelease Hit:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease [111 kB] Hit:4 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease [107 kB] Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease [98.3 kB] Ign:7 http://packages.linuxmint.com ulyana InRelease Hit:8 http://packages.linuxmint.com ulyana Release Ign:9 http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu ulyana InRelease Ign:10 http://packages.ros.org/ros2/ubuntu ulyana InRelease Err:11 http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu ulyana Release 404 Not Found [IP: 64.50.236.52 80] Err:12 http://packages.ros.org/ros2/ubuntu ulyana Release 404 Not Found [IP: 64.50.236.52 80] Reading package lists... Done E: The repository 'http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu ulyana Release' does not have a Release file. N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details. E: The repository 'http://packages.ros.org/ros2/ubuntu ulyana Release' does not have a Release file. N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

Above are my entries and the response from the terminal. Seems the error primarily relates to my release (ulyana) - I've had a look through that packages URL and confirmed that ulyana isn't in ... (more)

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answered 2020-11-13 21:10:10 -0500

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The line that worked for me is:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu focal main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

"focal" goes where "$(lsb_release -sc)" is, in that first copy-paste.

Whereas focal is the ubuntu that ulyana is based upon.

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That worked for me! Many thanks. Your file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list should now contain this:

deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu focal main

Now carry on with the rest of the installation instructions.

gerrit@hoekstra.co.uk gravatar image gerrit@hoekstra.co.uk  ( 2020-11-15 04:51:45 -0500 )edit

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