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Hi there. I have installing problems.

"sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-actionlib" works fine, but

"sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-joystick_drivers" don't.

I just get:

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done

E: Unable to locate package ros-groovy-joystick_drivers

Any Idea why? I am working with Ubuntu 12.04.


Originally posted by DIDI on ROS Answers with karma: 32 on 2013-02-19

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Underscores are replaced by hyphens in the Ubuntu packages. That means you have to run

sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-joystick-drivers

Hint: You can use tab-completion while typing: hit "tab" while completing the package name.

Originally posted by AHornung with karma: 5904 on 2013-02-19

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Comment by jarvisschultz on 2013-02-19:
Note you could also use apt-cache to search for packages e.g. apt-cache search ros.*joystick shows the name of the package you were trying to install. As well as a small description of the package.


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