[Solved] ERROR: error loading sources list: The read operation timed out

During the installation of ROS platform under Ubuntu 20.04 system, an error is reported during the initialization of rosdep

rosdep update

Super times error

reading in sources list data from /etc/ros/rosdep/sources.list.d
ERROR: error loading sources list:
	The read operation timed out

When you execute rosdep update according to the method in this article, there is still a timeout error, and you think of adding it directly in sources. List. D https://ghproxy.com/ Prefix, as follows:

Connect the mobile phone hotspot and open the terminal for execution

sudo vim /etc/ros/rosdep/sources.list.d/20-default.list

Modify list content

# os-specific listings first
yaml https://ghproxy.com/https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/rosdep/osx-homebrew.yaml osx

# generic
yaml https://ghproxy.com/https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/rosdep/base.yaml
yaml https://ghproxy.com/https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/rosdep/python.yaml
yaml https://ghproxy.com/https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/rosdep/ruby.yaml
gbpdistro https://ghproxy.com/https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/releases/fuerte.yaml fuerte

# newer distributions (Groovy, Hydro, ...) must not be listed anymore, they are being fetched from the rosdistro index.yaml instead

Then run rosdep update to solve the problem.

[email protected]:~$ rosdep update
reading in sources list data from /etc/ros/rosdep/sources.list.d
Hit https://ghproxy.com/https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/rosdep/osx-homebrew.yaml
Hit https://ghproxy.com/https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/rosdep/base.yaml
Hit https://ghproxy.com/https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/rosdep/python.yaml
Hit https://ghproxy.com/https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/rosdep/ruby.yaml
Hit https://ghproxy.com/https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/releases/fuerte.yaml
Query rosdistro index https://ghproxy.com/https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ros/rosdistro/master/index-v4.yaml
Skip end-of-life distro "ardent"
Skip end-of-life distro "bouncy"
Skip end-of-life distro "crystal"
Skip end-of-life distro "dashing"
Skip end-of-life distro "eloquent"
Add distro "foxy"
Add distro "galactic"
Skip end-of-life distro "groovy"
Skip end-of-life distro "hydro"
Skip end-of-life distro "indigo"
Skip end-of-life distro "jade"
Skip end-of-life distro "kinetic"
Skip end-of-life distro "lunar"
Add distro "melodic"
Add distro "noetic"
Add distro "rolling"
updated cache in /home/ubuntu/.ros/rosdep/sources.cache


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