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April 14, 2007 17:21
Re: Uninstalling perl module
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>>>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Puerzer <> writes:

Andreas> If the user still wants CPANPLUS to uninstall, it uses the .packlist to
Andreas> unlink the files in the distribution (that's what i would do if i were
Andreas> to remove a module by hand).

Andreas> That is an Uninstall, the module is gone afterwards. Mission
Andreas> accomplished.

And another module might also now be broken in the process that had also
installed the same file during *its* installation.  "Mission accomplished"
only in the broken GWB-in-Iraq sense. :)

Andreas> All in all, this looks like a reasonable approach to me and i don't
Andreas> think that CPANPLUS can be accused of lying.

It lies by not telling you that you *really* should never do this.

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