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Unable to locate ros-hydro-desktop-full

asked 2013-10-14 03:28:48 -0500

frodo0321 gravatar image

updated 2014-04-20 14:09:22 -0500

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Yes, I followed the ros wiki. I added the sources and the apt-key and they both show up with cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list and with sudo apt-key list. But when i sudo apt-get install ros-hydro-desktop-full or even sudo apt-cache search ros-hydro (or any disto), nothing shows up. Im running on xubuntu with xfce on a chromebook if that help at all.

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Did you run `apt-get update`?

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2013-10-14 06:38:40 -0500 )edit

By looking at other questions I figured someone would ask me that haha. And yes, multiple times.

frodo0321 gravatar image frodo0321  ( 2013-10-14 07:12:46 -0500 )edit

What is the output of your apt-get update? Does it show being downloaded? What version of Xubuntu are you using?

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2013-10-14 16:32:29 -0500 )edit

Hit precise Release.gpg Hit precise Release Hit precise/main armhf Packages Ign precise/main TranslationIndex Ign precise/main Translation-en_US Ign precise/main Translation-en are all the ros packages. and lsb_release -a outputs Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Release: 12.04 Codename: precise

frodo0321 gravatar image frodo0321  ( 2013-10-15 06:25:54 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-15 07:19:51 -0500

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Ahh, you are using armhf. Not all packages are available for armhf, especially the desktop packages.

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Is there any way around that? Like compiling from source or something?

frodo0321 gravatar image frodo0321  ( 2013-10-15 07:27:17 -0500 )edit

Yeah, though a lot of the visualization libraries are not going to work well on embedded computers.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2013-10-15 07:30:50 -0500 )edit

now it can't locate python-wstool... I can't win haha

frodo0321 gravatar image frodo0321  ( 2013-10-15 07:36:54 -0500 )edit

It's available from pip. Armhf is not an officially supported architecture, so there's going to be a little bit of extra work to get things working.

tfoote gravatar image tfoote  ( 2013-10-15 08:02:07 -0500 )edit

I am not using armhf but find the same problem.

kristpan gravatar image kristpan  ( 2014-10-08 22:16:01 -0500 )edit

@kristpan: you should probably ask that as a new question rather than trying to reopen a year-old question.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-10-08 22:22:39 -0500 )edit

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