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Re: [vox-tech] cpan and botched installation of Image::Timeline
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Re: [vox-tech] cpan and botched installation of Image::Timeline

On Thu, Jul 21, 2005 at 09:07:51AM -0700, Dylan Beaudette wrote:
> Being my first time using CPAN to install a new perl module, I thought 
> that it would be a piece of cake...

I would suggest using CPANPLUS instead.

> I attempted to install the module Image::Timeline like this:
> $ cpan
> cpan> install Image::Timeline
> ... it downloaded and installed GD first, and then started compiling 
> the Image::Timeline module
> ...however one of the tests failed, and would not install. I forced the 
> install to see if it would work anyways, but alas a simple script that 
> calls this module always fails.
> here is the low down on the module:
> http://search.cpan.org/~kwilliams/Image-Timeline-0.11/Timeline.pm
> Right now I am stuck as to what I need to do in order to
> 1. remove this module from my local machine

If the module installed a packlist, it should be somewhere like:


Just rm the files in this list.

CPAN doesn't directly provide an uninstall method (CPANPLUS does).

The ExtUtils::Packlist module contains a command for uninstalling from a

> 2. re-install and save the error messages for further help from some 
> kind soul

"script" is useful for this.

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