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How to install turtlesim under Fuerte?

asked 2012-11-21 08:55:31 -0500

Dustin gravatar image

updated 2012-11-24 05:31:57 -0500

A colleague of mine is in the process of learning ROS and he has encountered something odd in the Understanding ROS Nodes tutorial. Specifically step 1.1 Prerequisites instructs him to install the turtlesim. However when he executes the provided instruction he receives an error.

$ sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-turtlesim
[sudo] password for matt: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ros-fuerte-turtlesim

How is the turtlesim tutorial stuff supposed to be installed under Fuerte?

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answered 2012-11-24 06:31:41 -0500

Ben_S gravatar image

updated 2012-11-24 06:33:58 -0500

Try installing ros-fuerte-ros-tutorial. According to, turtlesim should be within that stack.

Update: Too late. ;) Verifying before posting took too long... Glad you solved it.

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No problem. I am changing my accepted answer to your so that you get some credit for trying. Thanks.

Dustin gravatar image Dustin  ( 2012-11-24 06:58:15 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-11-24 06:26:53 -0500

Dustin gravatar image

I found the turtlesim tutorial material is now in the ros-<distro>-ros-tutorials package.

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