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Uninstalling obsolete module files

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December 15, 2012 17:21
Uninstalling obsolete module files
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It would be cool if a module could obsolete other module.

For instance, I noticed that Net::DNS no longer installs 
Net::DNS::Domain. This means the file will be hanging in the 
system until a full reinstall of the perl module tree is done.

Just like one can specify a list of PM files in the distribution, it 
would be cool if we could specify a list of modules that get obsolete 
with this installation, something like:

     obsoletes_modules => [ 'Net::DNS::Domain' ],

One could maintain this information for a few releases, and the install 
action would remove the file if it finds it.

Thoughts on this?


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