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Ubuntu 12.10 update-manager wants to remove Groovy

asked 2012-11-22 00:44:36 -0600

Oier gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:14:20 -0600

ngrennan gravatar image

Hello, I am using Ubuntu 12.10 and just installed ros-groovy-desktop-full. When I run Ubuntus update-manager it says it has to do an partial upgrade and wants to remove ros-groovy-desktop-full (and upgrade some ros-groovy packages). Any idea what is going on? Is it just my computers problem? I don't dare to upgrade in fear of removing the whole ROS installation... Cheers, Oier

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I already had boost 1.49. It seems that the package ros-groovy-desktop-full is now missing on the repository. On the installations instructions it says the following: "Desktop-Full Install: (Recommended) Not available in beta 1: ROS, rqt, rviz, robot-generic libraries, 2D/3D simulators, navigation "

Oier gravatar image Oier  ( 2012-11-25 23:05:37 -0600 )edit

Well, after removing ros-groovy-desktop-full (can't reinstall it since it is not available in the repo), now the packet manager suddenly wants to remove the following packages: ros-groovy-camera-calibration, ros-groovy-cv-bridge, ros-groovy-depth-image-proc etc. but they still exist in the repo...

Oier gravatar image Oier  ( 2012-12-02 20:34:50 -0600 )edit

There's a conflict somewhere up the dependency tree. Unfortunately apt doesn't provide many good error messages. You'll probably have to manually walk up the tree deleting things until you find the one that conflicts.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2012-12-10 13:53:32 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-11-22 13:19:00 -0600

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This is likely a boost dependency issue. If you're like me, you updated from 12.04 to 12.10, and just installed groovy. Check your boost version. If you have 1.46, you'll need 1.49 for groovy. So, I recommend you let the package manager remove it, and install groovy again after the update. Worked for me!

Best of luck! - Hunter A.

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