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Should the autogenerated /install folder in a catkin workspace be committed to VCS? [closed]

asked 2019-08-01 03:53:40 -0500

erugo gravatar image


I have recently created a catkin workspace and added a catkin package to it. When I installed the package using catkin_make install, an /install folder was automatically generated.

Should I add this folder to my version control?

Thanks, Erinc

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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by Procópio
close date 2019-08-01 10:51:42.691406


It seems @Procópio has already posted an answer, but your question is really a duplicate of #q264600 and some others linked from that Q&A.

Could you please try and search for older Q&As -- or if you have: please mention the search/keywords you've used in your searches.

If @Procópio agrees, I would suggest to close this as a duplicate.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-08-01 06:21:45 -0500 )edit

Hi @gvdhoorn, in my search text, I have included words like git, vcs, and install. I did not come up with a prior answer, thanks for recognizing the duplicate.

erugo gravatar image erugo  ( 2019-08-01 06:24:26 -0500 )edit

thanks @gvdhoorn, closing due to duplicate.

Procópio gravatar image Procópio  ( 2019-08-01 10:51:19 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-08-01 04:28:55 -0500

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Usually you only want your source code to be under version control. So not even your catkin workspace, nor the build, devel or logs that are generated after a compilation.

In your version control you want the minimal stuff needed to compile a code.

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