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April 14, 2007 22:49
Re: Uninstalling perl module
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Thanks for the reply, I think that I understand you point.
Now I am starting to fear cpan installations. 
Is there a chance that by doing a simple - naive cpan installation of a module I, potentially, can damage another installed module?

Best regards,

Yaron Kahanovitch   
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From: "Randal L. Schwartz" <>
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2007 3:22:44 AM (GMT+0200) Auto-Detected
Subject: Re: Uninstalling perl module

>>>>> "Xavier" == Xavier Noria <> writes:

Xavier> Wouldn't the problem with file name collisions/rewrites potentially
Xavier> happen if packages were managed as in distros?

The problem is that there's no promise that package A and B from the CPAN
don't both install file C.  So any naive packager/installer will fail.
It takes *hand* tuning by the distro makers to get this to play well.

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