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I am trying to build ROS on a Beaglebone black. Here is the history:

12 sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu precise main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ros-latest.list' 13 wget http://packages.ros.org/ros.key -O - | sudo apt-key add - 14 sudo apt-get update 15 sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-desktop or sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-ros-base

fails with:

sudo apt-get install ros-groovy-ros-base [sudo] password for ubuntu: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package ros-groovy-ros-base

Here is the ros-latest.list: deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu precise main

I have been successful on both amd64 and Raspberry Pi ubuntu running 12.04 Not sure what is missing here.

I note

sudo apt-get install python-rosinstall


sudo apt-get install build-essential python-yaml cmake subversion wget python-setuptools mercurial git-core man parted diff

worked ok.

Originally posted by DrBot on ROS Answers with karma: 147 on 2013-06-26

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Comment by ccapriotti on 2014-07-15:
@DrBot, you mentioned running Ubuntu on a Raspberry PI ? AKAIK, ubuntu did not support (12.04 at least) ARM6. Have I missed something ?


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If running on a BeagleBoard Black, you'll probably want the ARM builds of Ubuntu. Instructions to install can be found on the ROS Ubuntu ARM install page.

The big difference is using:

deb http://packages.ros.org/ahendrix-mirror/ubuntu precise main

instead of:

deb http://packages.ros.org/ros/ubuntu precise main

Originally posted by baalexander with karma: 233 on 2013-07-08

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