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asked 2017-03-15 08:34:56 -0500

takahashi gravatar image

I am building a subset of the packages in my catkin workspace using CATKIN_WHITELIST_PACKAGES. However, when I want to rebuild the whole workspace (without CATKIN_WHITELIST_PACKAGES set), it still only builds the whitelisted packages. I assumed that the whitelist is only temporary for each build, but it seems like it is globally stored. I couldn't find any documentation on it.

If I want to change the whitelist, the only thing I can do is to remove build and devel. Can anyone provide me with some more information about CATKIN_WHITELIST_PACKAGES, i.e. what exactly it does and where it is stored?

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answered 2017-03-15 10:13:19 -0500

Dirk Thomas gravatar image

Search for CATKIN_WHITELIST_PACKAGES in the ROS wiki returned the following page. It describes the usage of that variable and how to revert back to building all packages:

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what the h*, I am pretty sure I was on this page, but somehow I must have overlooked it. Thanks a lot anyway!

takahashi gravatar image takahashi  ( 2017-03-15 10:33:53 -0500 )edit

Please mark the answer as correct then so that other's searching for the same problem can find it easier.

Dirk Thomas gravatar image Dirk Thomas  ( 2017-03-15 11:40:53 -0500 )edit

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