Just uninstalled fsevents. Is it safe to do so?


#1

Was getting this warning when ran: npm install --save

npm WARN optional SKIPPING OPTIONAL DEPENDENCY: fsevents@^1.0.0 (node_modules\chokidar\node_modules\fsevents):

So I force installed this dependency by running: npm install -f --save

npm started installing but gave this warning: “I sure hope you know what you are doing.”

I got scared by this warning and searched on internet: What is fsevents?
It turned out that it was something related to MAC-OSX and not iOS.

So I ran: npm uninstall fsevents --save

then I again ran: npm install --save
And this time there were no warnings.
And every thing is working perfectly. I have not tried builds though.

My question is:
Is it safe to uninstall fsevents. Or have I just done a very big blunder here?


#2

Well on my side it often bugged too or showing warnings. Never saw a problem in 6 monthes time I code with Ionic now, so I guess don’t worry. I wouldn’t uninstall it though, as if I remember it’s a dependency of some (obscure) core module.


#3

Actually the problem is that I have uninstalled it already.

Should I re install it?


#4

If you’re not on OSX, fsevents won’t work.