Can I remove the source of ROS after installing

asked 2018-04-20 01:35:12 -0600

bear234 gravatar image

I've installed the ROS1 from source and I got four directories: build_isolated, devel_isolated, install_isolated and src.

I'm developing a project based on ROS1 so I think I only need the lib files of ROS so I removed the build_isolated and devel_isolated ( ).

I'm thinking if I can remove the src directory, which contains all of source codes of ROS1? I found some third-party packages in src, such as opencv3 etc, I'm not sure if I can remove the src or not.

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I'd say yes, as you source now install_isolated anyways. So nothing should be used from src anymore.

I'm just not sure why you want to do that, i.e. install ROS from source, but get rid of everything, instead of using precompiled binaries? Are you using some unsupported OS?

mgruhler gravatar imagemgruhler ( 2018-04-20 03:00:14 -0600 )edit

As I wrote in #q288874, I'd really suggest you take a look at meta-ros, as from all your other questions it sounds like that would already cover a lot of the thing you're struggling with.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2018-04-20 04:07:56 -0600 )edit