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This page describes methods to UNINSTALL (remove) GNU Radio from your computer. Since there are several methods of installing GNU Radio, different methods are needed to uninstall it. If you don't know how GNU Radio was installed, there are some steps which can be taken to discover what needs to be done.

From Distribution package manager or PPA

If GNU Radio was installed from your distribution package manager or a PPA, it can be uninstalled in the same manner. From a terminal screen, enter:

   sudo apt remove gnuradio
   sudo add-apt-repository --list

Then do the following with every PPA name containing `gnuradio`

   sudo add-apt-repository --remove <ppa name>


If you used PyBOMBS to install GNU Radio in a custom prefix, you can uninstall with:

   sudo pip uninstall pybombs

Then move ~/{your-prefix} folder to Trash using Files

From Source

Source Code Build Directory

If GNU Radio was built from source code and the build directory is still intact, it can be uninstalled with the following commands. From a terminal screen, enter:

   cd ~/gnuradio/build
   sudo make uninstall

Unknown / Not Sure / Cleanup

If you don't know, or don't remember, your installation prefix, from a terminal screen, enter:

   find /usr -name gnuradio | grep "packages"
  • Remove all folders you find named "gnuradio". For example:
   cd /usr/local/lib/python3.9/dist-packages
   sudo rm -rf gnuradio
  • Remove the ~/.gnuradio folder:
   cd ~/
   rm -rf ~/.gnuradio
  • Check each of the following files for export PYTHONPATH=... or export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=... statements:

If any are found, edit each of the file(s) and remove those statements.