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ROS Kinetic install ubuntu17.04


#1

I am using ubuntu 16.04.3 and I have a problem with installing ROS. When I update and install ros-kinetic-desktop-full it says unable to locate package ros-kinetic-desktop-full. Can someone help me with this


#2

Yes, afaik there’s no way to install ros kinetic on 16.04. Your choice is
to either change ubuntu versions, or to install ros lunar instead.


#3

There’s some confusion between 16.04 and 17.04 in the title and the postings. To clarify:

  • kinetic binaries are available on 16.04
  • lunar binaries are available on 16.04, 16.10, 17.04
  • you can install kinetic from source on 17.04, but the other two options are much easier

BTW, please ask this kind of questions on https://answers.ros.org.


#4

thank you. Am new to this and shall maintain the relevance of threads here after.


#5

@Teja_K Please ask your questions in a single place (and not multiple threads) at answers.ros.org as per our support guidelines. we try to keep discourse for announcements to the entire community.

Kinetic doesnt support any ubuntu distribution after 16.04 so it is expected that you cannot install it on Zesty, only Lunar provides binaries for Ubuntu Zesty. Please refer to REP 3 to know what platforms are supported for each ROS distributions