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Installing ROS fuerte on Ubuntu 13.04

asked 2013-09-03 08:34:10 -0600

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updated 2014-01-28 17:17:49 -0600

ngrennan gravatar image

I am trying to install ROS fuerte on Ubuntu 13.04.

I tried to install the packages but I get the following message:

sudo apt-get install ros-fuerte-rospack
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 ros-fuerte-rospack : Depends: libboost-filesystem1.46.1 (>= 1.46.1-1) but it is not installable
                      Depends: libboost-program-options1.46.1 (>= 1.46.1-1) but it is not installable
                      Depends: libboost-system1.46.1 (>= 1.46.1-1) but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Do I understand from this that it is impossible to install fuerte on 13.04? I would agree if I would not be able to install it on a earlier ubuntu version but a higher version should not be a problem I presume?

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I don't think 13.04 is officially supported, but one way to fix this would be to install the problematic packages manually. Although not in this specific circumstance, I've found that to help most of the time. That still might cause problems because of version conflicts.

SaiHV gravatar image SaiHV  ( 2013-09-03 12:08:38 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-09-05 12:10:10 -0600

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Fuerte is not supported on Ubuntu Raring 13.04

You will need to use ROS Hydro

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ROS groovy also works on Ubuntu 13.04

The Martin gravatar image The Martin  ( 2013-11-13 01:40:04 -0600 )edit

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