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Delete ros package path

asked 2012-06-20 06:52:39 -0600

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updated 2014-01-28 17:12:44 -0600

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How can we delete the current package paths, create a new package path?

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answered 2012-06-20 06:56:56 -0600

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go to your home folder, on the top menu hit view, then select show hidden files. Click on the .bashrc file and scroll to the bottom and change the line:


where WHATEVER YOU WANT is a valid location on your file system, multiple locations can be seperated by a ':' for example mine is

export ROS_PACKAGE_PATH=~/ros_workspace:/opt/ros/electric/stacks

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always keep /opt/ros/electric/stacks as that's where the main install is

Rydel gravatar image Rydel  ( 2012-06-20 06:58:15 -0600 )edit

It's also good practice to use the rosws ( tool and rosinstall ( to maintain your package path, rather than doing it by hand.

mjcarroll gravatar image mjcarroll  ( 2012-07-02 13:28:50 -0600 )edit

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