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Is it possible to remove rosdep

asked 2018-03-07 20:15:45 -0500

bear234 gravatar image

I'm developing a project with ROS and have a question now.

I found that rosdep is really huge (Installing rosdep will increase the dist usage of /usr about 700 MB). As I know, rosdep is to solve the dependency issue. So I'm thinking if I can remove the whole rosdep to save my disk space. If possible, what should I do?

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answered 2018-03-07 21:18:15 -0500

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You can remove rosdep by calling sudo apt-get remove python-rosdep however if you're looking to clean up disk space that's not what you want. Rosdep's size is well under 1 MB.

What you're probably seeing is the dependencies that you asked rosdep to install for you. They will need to be uninstalled just like any other package you installed. To get a list of what rosdep installed for a workspace use the --reinstall --simulate options and reinvoke rosdep install like you did before.

Note that when you uninstall these dependencies anything that relies on them will no longer work.

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Asked: 2018-03-07 20:15:45 -0500

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