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Complete ROS uninstallation?

asked 2013-06-27 23:26:14 -0500

Albtech gravatar image

updated 2014-04-20 14:09:50 -0500

ngrennan gravatar image

Hi guys,

Even though i have tried to uninstall ROS using sudo apt-get remove ros-groovy-*, still there are some remaining packages like: ros-groovy-bfl, ros-groovy-opencv2 ... etc. Did anybody know how to completely remove them because i want to try a fresh installation of ROS and i dont want to have something from the previous installation.

Thank you in advance!

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I don't know in which situation it actually matters but most times I use purge instead of remove, so the package's configuration is cleaned.

felix k gravatar image felix k  ( 2013-06-29 03:16:42 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-09-09 07:53:58 -0500

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sudo apt-get purge ros-*

It will also remove configuration files. And then

sudo apt-get autoremove

To remove dependencies

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I would add: sudo apt-get purge python-ros*

before running the autoremove command

lordricky gravatar image lordricky  ( 2017-02-11 01:54:01 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-06-28 01:16:02 -0500

Johannes Mayr gravatar image

I also used 'sudo apt-get autoremove' which uninstalls unused references as well. You could also remove the remaining packages individually and then performe the autoremove again so that also all unsed dependencies of the packages are removed.

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Still these packages remained unaffected. Anyway thank you for effort!

Albtech gravatar image Albtech  ( 2013-06-28 03:10:18 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-08-28 23:53:43 -0500

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updated 2013-08-28 23:58:50 -0500

@Albetch Did you find a solution to completely uninstall it because I am also facing a similar problem

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answered 2013-11-06 13:01:37 -0500

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updated 2013-11-06 13:01:49 -0500

Try this out:

sudo apt-get remove ros-groovy-*
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