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Andreas Puerzer
April 13, 2007 08:39
Re: Uninstalling perl module
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(Randal L. Schwartz) schrieb:

>>>>>>"yaron" == yaron  <> writes:
> yaron> I am using cpan to install modules.
> yaron> From time to time I have to uninstall a module. 
> yaron> Untill now I did not find a tool to do it. 
> yaron> Is there an official tool for this?
> No, because the shell is an installer, not a packager.  It does not
> maintain a list of which files belong to which installations, and will happily
> let two installations both write to the same file.  This will be problematic
> when you want to remove one of those installations later.

Maybe the OP could use CPANPLUS, which offers the desired
uninstall-functionality. Worked fine the last time I used it, before i
chose to just ignore no-longer-wanted-nor-needed modules.
YMMV, of course.

Andreas PĆ¼rzer

perl -mAcme::JAPH

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