Drake and 403 Forbidden for Russian requests

I started to put Drake in docker, not the one who is a singer, but for robots. [If you want just try drake, start with this article.]

The tutorial is pretty well written,

  1. Install the docker:
wget https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/dists/xenial/pool/stable/amd64/docker-ce_17.03.1~ce-0~ubuntu-xenial_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i docker-ce_17.03.1~ce-0~ubuntu-xenial_amd64.deb
sudo systemctl start docker
sudo usermod -aG docker $(whoami)

# Log out and then back in.

2. Clone and setup repo (don’t forget to substitute YOUR_GITHUB_USERNAME):

git clone git@github.com:RobotLocomotion/drake.git
cd drake
git remote set-url origin git@github.com:YOUR_GITHUB_USERNAME/drake.git
git remote add upstream git@github.com:RobotLocomotion/drake.git
git remote set-url --push upstream no_push

3. Select the required dockerfile (with or without nvidia):

docker build -t drake -f setup/ubuntu/docker/xenial/Dockerfile.nvidia-cuda-8.0-devel-ubuntu16.04 .
docker run -it drake bash

And then, if you are from a country such as Russia, then you can see, for example:

E: Failed to fetch https://drake-apt.csail.mit.edu/bionic/dists/bionic/InRelease 403 Forbidden [IP: 443] 
E: The repository 'https://drake-apt.csail.mit.edu/bionic bionic InRelease' is not signed.

If you put the URL into the browser – it will become a little more clear, Amazon is good:

Amazon blocking Russia requests

But not here it was 🙂 To solve, you can suffer to install vpn, from which I actually started, but you can solve the problem a little easier. Steps:

  • Remove the addition of the MIT repo (comment it). This happens when you install the necessary dependencies, namely in drake/setup/ubuntu/source_disctribution/install_prereqs.sh line 28-30.
commenting out MIT repo
  • Remove kcov-35 from the installed dependencies. It is necessary to delete it from the packages-*.txt files along the same path. The remaining packages are successfully located in the default packages. kcov is needed to assess the coverage of repository code tests – not the most important thing. In principle, it is on a github. Probably at MIT it was adapted a little bit, once offered to download from their repository.
files where to find kcov dependency

PS. If you are reading this after the MIT repo has been added, first remove it or simply turn it off:

turn off drake MIT repo

Now the installation and further build should go without problems. Unless at me at build the computer once hung – it was necessary to restart.

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