Sphinx on ubuntu 19.04

I’ve successfully intalled sphinx on the “disco dingo” 19.04 (“dingo” means “crazy about” in french that must explain why I decided to install a non LTE rev)
for insalling it just need to use the “bionic” ppa
the installation procedure just need to change :
echo "deb http://plf.parrot.com/sphinx/binary `lsb_release -cs`/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sphinx.list > /dev/null
echo "deb http://plf.parrot.com/sphinx/binary bionic/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sphinx.list > /dev/null
hope it will helps anyone


sadly the same trick won’t work on Ubuntu 19.10

apt install parrot-sphinx
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:
 parrot-sphinx : Depends: libboost-atomic1.65.1 but it is not installable
                 Depends: libboost-chrono1.65.1 but it is not installable
                 Depends: libboost-date-time1.65.1 but it is not installable
                 Depends: libboost-filesystem1.65.1 but it is not installable
                 Depends: libboost-iostreams1.65.1 but it is not installable
                 Depends: libboost-program-options1.65.1 but it is not installable
                 Depends: libboost-regex1.65.1 but it is not installable
                 Depends: libboost-signals1.65.1 but it is not installable
                 Depends: libboost-system1.65.1 but it is not installable
                 Depends: libboost-thread1.65.1 but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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@rooter I have the same error and wasn’t able to solve it.

Does anyone know when we can expect sphinx to get supported on Ubuntu 19.10.?


Parrot provides *.deb of Sphinx for the last two LTS releases of Ubuntu and Debian. This currently includes Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Debian 9 and Debian 10.

There is no plan to package Sphinx for non-LTS releases (this includes Ubuntu 18.10, 19.04 and 19.10).

@ndessart Thank you for your clarifying statement.

The ‘Install and build GroundSdk’ section is dangerously misleading to me at least. :sob:

The paragraph

GroundSdk Android has been tested on Ubuntu 18.04. You should adapt some commands to your Linux distribution.

implies to me that it’s perfectly fine to use the latest Ubuntu version and that the developer will most probably not run into unresolvable problems. :thinking:

So I guess there are two options left:

  1. Install 18.04. LTS
  2. Wait two month for 20.04. LTS

This statement only applies to GroundSDK Android (and not Sphinx). We should probably be more specific about it.

We will try to support Ubuntu 20.04 after it’s been released (within a few weeks maybe).
The support for Ubuntu 16.04 will be dropped after that.
In the meantime, Ubuntu 18.04 is still a solid choice.

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Have same on Ubuntu 20.04 - any solution?

I am looking for 20.04 solution as well.
@ndessart any news on the build for the 20.04 release?