[ros-users] ros-fuerte-turtlebot package broken?

William Uther willu.mailingLists at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sat Sep 8 00:09:05 UTC 2012

Hi all,

  I've got some turtlebots here that have running ok.  Now they're not, and it looks like a recent apt-get update/upgrade broke things.

  I'm running ubuntu precise i386 and ros packages from packages.ros.org.  It seems that package ros-fuerte-turtlebot has an available version 1.0.2-s1346415882~precise which depends upon the exact versions of some other packages, eg ros-fuerte-ros @ version 1.8.10-0precise-20120813-1409-+0000 .  However, that version of ros-fuerte-ros is unavailable.  The version of ros-fuerte-ros that is available is 1.8.10-0precise-20120830-0532-+0000 and my bot has already upgraded to it.  ros-fuerte-turtlebot has been uninstalled as its dependencies can't be satisfied.

  It looks to me like a bunch of ros packages have just been updated, but that ros-fuerte-turtlebot either wasn't one of them, or the update to that package still points to the old versions of its dependencies.

  1) Could someone please update the dependencies in the ros-fuerte-turtlebot package?

Also, it would be nice if there was some redundancy so that this didn't happen.

  2) Perhaps  keep one or two older versions of the packages available on packages.ros.org so that the dependency can be resolved just by staying at/moving back to the older version?

It would use more disk, but it would make things more redundant.  Also it would be really nice if there was an easy way to just fix this myself.  I'd like to do an `apt-get source ros-fuerte-turtlebot`, tweak the dependencies, compile and install.  But the package sources are not available.  It would be nice if they were.  So,

  3) Make deb sources available?

(I understand this is planned ( http://ros-users.122217.n3.nabble.com/Deb-source-packages-tp4018423p4018425.html ), so this should count as an additional request :).  


Will       :-}

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