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ROS Electric Install "unable to locate package"

asked 2012-06-25 11:04:12 -0500

sl0w gravatar image

I'm trying to roll back to ROS Electric because of an error I'm receiving with Gazebo (as described here: ...or at least I think it's related to those two things. But, in order to do that, I have to use the sudo apt-get install ros-electric-desktop-full command... however I'm receiving the "unable to locate package..." error.

Is Electric no longer available?

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Try removing ros-electric-desktop-* (or via a search in synaptic).

Mac gravatar image Mac  ( 2012-06-25 11:07:04 -0500 )edit

Synaptic only has ros-fuerte listed and running ros-electric-desktop gives me the same error as above.

sl0w gravatar image sl0w  ( 2012-06-25 11:16:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-06-26 04:38:42 -0500

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Except for that's exactly the problem, Gazebo 1.0 is throwing the error listed above in the other thread, and I've not been able to figure out how to fix it...

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You already got a (in my opinion) correct answer. Essentially your world file contains an error that you need to fix.

Lorenz gravatar image Lorenz  ( 2012-06-26 06:13:30 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-06-25 11:29:05 -0500

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I guess you are using Ubuntu Precise for which only ROS Fuerte is available. REP-0003 defines the supported ROS distros for the different Ubuntu versions.

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ROS Fuerte has Gazebo 1.0. Significantly different from earlier releases, it should hopefully be more stable for future use.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2012-06-25 13:12:47 -0500 )edit

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