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Uninstall and reinstall ROS

asked 2013-10-02 22:05:10 -0600

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updated 2013-11-14 10:58:42 -0600

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Hi guys,

I wanted to remove my ROS fuerte and reinstall it due to some error I can't solve even with solution. So I wanna ask whether can I remove current ROS and reinstall it later on? Will my package still remain or I need to create them all over again after that? How am I suppose to do?

Here's the error wish someone could have help me so I don't need to remove my ROS.

http://answers.ros.org/question/86126/import-errorno-module-named-rospkg/

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What do you mean with 'Will my package still remain'?

BennyRe gravatar imageBennyRe ( 2013-10-03 00:06:38 -0600 )edit

All those package that I created in my workspace.

FuerteNewbie gravatar imageFuerteNewbie ( 2013-10-03 14:56:46 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-10-03 21:01:47 -0600

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If you created your workspace properly, you should be fine. The only thing the workspace does is sourcing /opt/ros/fuerte/setup.bash this happens in ~/yourworkspace/setup.bash. So if ROS is reinstalled at the same place there should be no problem I think.

To uninstall ROS completely (debian packages and their configs) do:

sudo apt-get purge ros-fuerte-*

To reinstall simply follow the instructions from the wiki.

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So after I delete my ROS and reinstall, I dont need to reconfigure anything about my workspace and all those packages right?

FuerteNewbie gravatar imageFuerteNewbie ( 2013-10-03 21:47:08 -0600 )edit

I think so. Nevertheless I recommend a backup of your machine. You never know...

BennyRe gravatar imageBennyRe ( 2013-10-03 22:01:59 -0600 )edit

Yea I was thinking backing up my workspace and then after reinstall just rosmake them. What do you suggest?

FuerteNewbie gravatar imageFuerteNewbie ( 2013-10-03 22:27:26 -0600 )edit

I think that should work.

BennyRe gravatar imageBennyRe ( 2013-10-03 22:29:12 -0600 )edit

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