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Cant change catkin workspace directory

asked 2020-07-09 06:52:46 -0500

AntoineKuleba gravatar image

updated 2022-01-22 16:10:38 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

Hi everyone!

I made a mistake I made a catkin config in the path


instead of:


So now catkin seems to search for src devel and so on in the user directory. On the other posts, people advice to delete the workspace folder and create a new one, but in my case it is my ~/home/user so I do want to delete everything. How can I change this directory? I havn't seen any variables, and I have no .catkin_workspace file that I could delete, even when displaying hidden files.


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answered 2020-07-10 04:09:31 -0500

AntoineKuleba gravatar image

Okay actually in the hidden files there was a folder:


which contains the information about the workspace. Just deleted it and then I was able to make a catkin_make from another directory.

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Just as a note: You need to delete .catkin_tools file, then follow the tutorial $ mkdir -p ~/catkin_ws/src $ cd ~/catkin_ws/ $ catkin_make Of course, you don't need to make it catkin_ws. Then you init.

zouner gravatar image zouner  ( 2021-12-16 16:42:56 -0500 )edit

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