apt-get autoremove removes ROS

asked 2017-03-02 13:33:44 -0500

updated 2017-03-02 18:02:53 -0500


I just ran apt-get autoremove and it appears to have completely wiped out my entire ROS install >:( Luckily this happened on my laptop which is just my dev environment and not my Robot, but still this is quite annoying. If i'm understanding autoremove correctly, apt-get identified ROS as something another package depended on at one point but has since been removed. So it deleted all of ROS. Has anyone else had this issue?

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I've had it remove a bunch of ROS packages, but never all of ROS. That's definitely a command I avoid these days - along with anything involving Nvidia, as much as possible.

AndyZe gravatar image AndyZe  ( 2017-03-03 11:30:38 -0500 )edit

As you write, this typically happens if ROS (probably one of the top-level metapackages) is a dependency of something that got removed. Without more info (logs? try /var/log/apt) this is going to be difficult to diagnose.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-03-04 04:32:59 -0500 )edit