I had a similar issue, but with version 2.4.8, I found this solution:

"So, to find all OpenCV libraries 1

$> sudo find / -name "*opencv*" -exec rm -i {} \;

The above command will find any file containing opencv in the name, and will prompt you to remove it. As always, be careful when deleting things manually! That will take a hell of long time. Next I figure out that since I installed from compiling opencv from the source and used

make install

to create the install manifest, and then I pretty simple to use

make uninstall

Yes indeed it for sure clean up itself. Now I have a clean system to install the lates opencvrelease."

Works for me.


sudo apt-get autoremove opencv-doc opencv-data libopencv-dev libopencv2.4-java libopencv2.4-jni python-opencv libopencv-core2.4 libopencv-gpu2.4 libopencv-ts2.4 libopencv-photo2.4 libopencv-contrib2.4 libopencv-imgproc2.4 libopencv-superres2.4 libopencv-stitching2.4 libopencv-ocl2.4 libopencv-legacy2.4 libopencv-ml2.4 libopencv-video2.4 libopencv-videostab2.4 libopencv-objdetect2.4 libopencv-calib3d2.4 

Seems this command more simple sudo apt-get autoremove opencv-data I tried it with opencv 2.4.9 and ubuntu 14.04 , seems it delete everything I checked it with dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall | grep opencv