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Catkin and system dependencies: build- versus run-time?

asked 2016-02-19 08:07:40 -0600

kyrofa gravatar image

updated 2017-03-06 09:35:07 -0600

Catkin packages have both build- and run-time dependency lists (and v2 of the package.xml format seems to have more). However, rosdep doesn't seem capable of telling the difference between the types of dependencies-- it just gives them all. If I wanted to query a package for only its run-time dependencies or build-time dependencies, how would I go about it? Is there a tool that would help me?

Note that I'm only referring to source here: given the source of a ROS package, I want to determine both its run- and build-time dependencies separately. For example, how does bloom extract them such that the binary Debian package only depends upon the run-time dependencies?

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answered 2017-03-06 01:31:16 -0600

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To the best of my knowledge,apt-cache depends is going to list out the run time dependencies, but you have to manually check the manifest file for the build dependencies.

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Indeed, though I'm really looking to obtain this information given the source of a ROS package. How does bloom extract the run-time dependencies from the package such that the Debian package depends upon them and not the build-time dependencies?

kyrofa gravatar imagekyrofa ( 2017-03-06 09:32:59 -0600 )edit

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