I tried to install from source as you suggested but encounter problems with dependencies. Specifically I wanted to install
rqt package but encounter several problems with dependencies in
Instead of installing all the dependencies one by one I tried running
rosdep too but that returned me with errors as well.
$ rosdep install -y --from-paths src --ignore-src --rosdistro kinetic -r --os=debian:jessie
ERROR: Rosdep experienced an error: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0.c3 in position 514:ordinal not in range(128)
Anyone managed to successfully install rqt from source?