Got Cordova installed and able to make an app. I have to run sudo click chroot -a armhf -f ubuntu-sdk-14.10 create to install the Ubuntu SDK, so I can later build to Ubuntu. When I run the command, I get

E: Unable to locate package qtsensors5-dev
Command returned 100: schroot -u root -c source:click-ubuntu-sdk-14.10-armhf -- /finish.sh
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/click", line 86, in 
  File "/usr/bin/click", line 82, in main
    return mod.run(args)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/click/commands/chroot.py", line 231, in run
    return args.func(parser, args)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/click/commands/chroot.py", line 67, in create
    return chroot.create(args.keep_broken_chroot)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/click/chroot.py", line 404, in create
    self.full_name, ret_code))
click.chroot.ClickChrootException: Failed to create chroot 'click-ubuntu-sdk-14.10-armhf' (exit status 100)

I've made sure that the qtsensors5-dev package is installed already.

2 Answers 2


Not really sure why this worked, but...
Followed the tutorial here, installed Cordova with NodeJS. Can successfully build to Ubuntu now.

Install NodeJS:

sudo apt-get install nodejs

If that doesn’t work, try using a PPA:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties 
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install nodejs

Then install NPM:

sudo apt-get install npm

Cordova uses Git in the background to download assets when creating a new project, so:

sudo apt-get install git

Finally, install Apache Cordova using NPM:

sudo npm install -g cordova


Use this command to check if your installation is successful and you have Cordova installed:

cordova -v

If you get cordova command not found this means you don't have Cordova, use this command to install it:

sudo npm install -g cordova

After installation use this command to check package location:

whereis cordova

it will list locations of Cordova related packages.

  • I have Cordova installed. Results of whereis: cordova: /usr/bin/cordova /usr/bin/X11/cordova Dec 19, 2014 at 22:14
  • That's where your archives are located, go to these locations and you will find the package you are looking for Dec 19, 2014 at 23:47

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .