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asked 2021-11-17 02:35:13 -0500

omhaaland gravatar image

Hi! A short and simple question. I'm noticing that my Linux /usr directory (~) is filling up. I would therefore like to move all my ROS workspaces into a subfolder called (something like) ROS_WSS. However, I've noticed that one does not simply move a workspace.

My experience is that moving workspaces around – after building them – is a hassle. I could do this in a brute force way, rebuild everything and debug etc. However, I would like to solve this in a time-efficient manner. Do you have any tips for how I can go about this?

TL;DR: I have built this:

├─ usr/
│  ├─ ros2_foxy/
│  ├─ px4_ros_com_ros2/
│  ├─ Fast-RTPS-Gen/
│  ├─ FastDDS/

I want this, without everything going bad.

├─ usr/
│  ├─ ROS2_WSs/
│  │  ├─ ros2_foxy/
│  │  ├─ px4_ros_com_ros2/
│  │  ├─ Fast-RTPS-Gen/
│  │  ├─ FastDDS/

Note that px4_ros_com_ros2 depends on ros2_foxy

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answered 2021-11-18 08:14:54 -0500

fergs gravatar image

I don't think you can do this without a clean rebuild - all of the CMake generated will have hard coded paths, same for the libraries that are built. If you move things, you really need to regenerate that.

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