Monday, October 27, 2014

Installing ROS Indigo on Mint 17

Mint 17 is based on Ubuntu trusty and hence you can follow the instruction given below to install ROS-Indigo:

http://answers.ros.org/question/190177/how-to-install-ros-indigo-in-ubuntu-1404-trusty-64-bit/

However, you need to make slight change in the name of repository to be added to your sources.list. The summary of instruction is as follows:


$ sudo sh -c '. /etc/lsb-release && echo "deb http://mirror.umd.edu/packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu trusty main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list' 

$ wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/ros.key -O - | sudo apt-key add - 

$ sudo apt-get update 
$ sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full

Basically replace $DISTRIB_CODENAME by 'trusty'. It is because the $DISTRIB_CODENAME for mint 17 is 'qiana' for which its 404 error. 




5 comments:

Iván García said...

Seems like it's not working anymore...

LANG=C sudo apt-get install ros-indigo-desktop-full
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-indigo-desktop-full : Depends: ros-indigo-desktop but it is not going to be installed
Depends: ros-indigo-perception but it is not going to be installed
Depends: ros-indigo-simulators but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Malcolm Stone said...

Note that for Linux Mint 18 and ROS Kinetic the line is the following:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu xenial main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'

AKKHARAPHONG EKSIRI said...
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AKKHARAPHONG EKSIRI said...

It's work for me.

My linux is Linux Mint 18.1 KDE

$ sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-desktop ros-kinetic-simulators

Dmitry Panasyuk said...

hi AKKHARAPHONG EKSIRI, what command have you typed before installing kinetic?

my log is:

$ sudo sh -c '. /etc/lsb-release && echo "deb http://mirror.umd.edu/packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu xenial main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list'
[sudo] password

$ sudo apt-get install ros-kinetic-desktopReading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package ros-kinetic-desktop