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October 6, 2003 13:27
Re: Module upgrades that move from XS to PP?
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On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 10:42:30AM -0500, James.FitzGibbon wrote:
> Question: if a module started it's life with XS components and a subsequent
> upgrade removes those components and makes the module pure-perl, then is
> there any mechanism to ensure that the new version is loaded?

At the user's end they can do:  make install UNINST=1.  That's what I have set to do.  It just searches @ISA for other copies of the same file.

Something more elaborate might involve .packlists.  For a little bit of fun,
look at the little known instmodsh that comes with ExtUtils::MakeMaker.
Also ExtUtils::Install has a packlist-based uninstall() function.  However,
all versions of SQL::Statement might not be in the .packlist.  For example,
Debian doesn't use packlists in their packaged Perl modules (something I
might have to talk to them about).  

UNINST=1 is a pretty good way from the module user's perspective.

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