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rosdep update error (gentoo.yaml empty)

asked 2014-04-01 02:44:07 -0500

demmeln gravatar image

Hi, I just noticed a strange error when executing rosdep update.

$ rosdep update
reading in sources list data from /etc/ros/rosdep/sources.list.d
Hit file:///etc/ros/rosdep/local.yaml
ERROR: unable to process source []:
    rosdep data from [] is not a YAML dictionary
Ignore legacy gbpdistro "groovy"
Ignore legacy gbpdistro "hydro"
Query rosdistro index
Add distro "groovy"
Add distro "indigo"
Add distro "hydro"
updated cache in /Users/demmeln/.ros/rosdep/sources.cache
ERROR: Not all sources were able to be updated.
ERROR: unable to process source []:
    rosdep data from [] is not a YAML dictionary

If I look at , it looks fine, however for me, the raw version which rosdep downloads seems to be empty (0 bytes). Is this some faulty caching on github's side, or somewhere on my machine? I get the same with browser and from command line (wget), so not sure what kind of cache that would be...

Can anyone confirm the empty file with the "raw" link?

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answered 2014-04-02 07:55:54 -0500

William gravatar image

I have an opened a support email with github and they are looking into it, but I too think it is related to the roll out of their new CDN. It is safe to ignore this error for now, the file it is failing to retrieve is empty and vestigial anyways.

In fact you can get rid of it by re-initilaizing rosdep:

  • Run rosdep init, it will fail because it's already initialized
  • Follow the instructions it gives you to remove the config files
  • Run rosdep init again
  • Run rosdep update (hoepfully without error)
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Also, it looks to be resolved now, the Github support team emailed me letting me know it was resolved.

William gravatar image William  ( 2014-04-02 07:58:37 -0500 )edit

Yeah, it seemed to have started working yesterday. Thanks for the hint with removing the gentoo entry since it has been removed anyways.

demmeln gravatar image demmeln  ( 2014-04-02 08:06:18 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-04-01 03:51:20 -0500

demmeln gravatar image

It seems to have fixed itself without me doing anything. Maybe a glitch in github CDN...

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@William: These kind of github issues seem to become more frequent, not just for me... Any experience of these kind of things over at OSRF?

demmeln gravatar image demmeln  ( 2014-04-02 02:43:21 -0500 )edit

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