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Where does ROS install?

asked 2017-07-20 20:00:11 -0500

pitosalas gravatar image

Other than brew or apt-get or python libraries, where does the overall ROS installation sequence install its files?

I know a lot goes into ros_catkin_ws

But where else? In other words, if I want to do a full cleanup and uninstall of ROS itself (for example because I think that certain parts of the install have gotten corrupted) what would I delete other than pos_catkin_ws?

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answered 2017-07-20 21:19:57 -0500

jayess gravatar image

updated 2017-07-21 03:13:02 -0500

According to @nh2's comment to this answer, you should run

sudo apt-get purge '^ros-*'

then run

sudo apt-get autoremove

That should remove everything. I've done this a couple of times myself. ROS installed at /opt/ros/,<version-of-ros>/

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The OP failed to mention it in this question, but he's actually running OSX, so apt-get is not going to work.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-07-21 01:21:50 -0500 )edit

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