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SOLVED Safe to uninstall default Perl Modules?

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  1. ItsMattSon

    ItsMattSon Well-Known Member

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    Hi cPanel,

    I noticed today that there are a number of default Perl modules installed along with cPanel/WHM (located under Home > Software > Install a Perl Module) which I'm 50% certain I wouldn't require.

    Is there any danger from removing them? Does cPanel itself rely on them in any way? I know SpamAssassin is a Perl program so thinking of this and others when asking about dangers.

    Code:
    CDB_File (0.98)   
    CPAN (1.9402)   
    CPAN::Meta::Requirements (2.140)   
    CPAN::Meta::YAML (0.018)   
    Canary::Stability (2012)   
    Crypt::PasswdMD5 (1.40)   
    DBI (1.636)   
    Digest::MD5 (2.39)   
    Digest::SHA1 (2.13)   
    Encode::Locale (1.05)   
    Expect (1.32)   
    ExtUtils::MakeMaker (7.34)   
    File::Listing (6.04)   
    GnuPG (0.19)   
    HTTP::Cookies (6.01)   
    HTTP::Daemon (6.01)   
    HTTP::Date (6.02)   
    HTTP::Message (6.11)   
    HTTP::Negotiate (6.01)   
    HTTP::Tiny (0.076)   
    IO::HTML (1.001)   
    IO::Tty (1.12)   
    JSON::XS (3.04)   
    LWP (6.15)   
    LWP::MediaTypes (6.02)   
    Module::Build (0.35)   
    Module::Metadata (1.000027)   
    Net::HTTP (6.09)   
    Perl::OSType (1.009)   
    Regexp::Assemble (0.37)   
    Test::Harness (3.17)   
    Test::Pod (1.51)   
    Test::Simple (0.92)   
    Try::Tiny (0.30)   
    Types::Serialiser (1.0)   
    URI (1.71)   
    WWW::RobotRules (6.02)   
    YAML::Syck (1.30)   
    common::sense (3.74)   
    local::lib (2.000019)   
    parent (0.221)   
    version (0.9916)
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I would not suggest removing anything the cPanel installer installs.
     
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    Hello Matt,

    The following documents include information about the multiple Perl environments on cPanel & WHM servers:

    Guide to Perl in cPanel - Perl Environments - Developer Documentation - cPanel Documentation
    Guide to Perl in cPanel - Modules and Scripts - Developer Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    You can manage the server's Perl binary (this is separate from the cPanel-included Perl installation) using WHM's Module Installers interface (Home >> Software >> Module Installers). I don't recommend recommend removing the Perl modules installed by default, as your operating system's maintenance scripts are often dependent on these modules.

    Here's a look at the Perl modules visible in WHM >> Software >> Module Installers on a cPanel & WHM server using CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 if you'd like to compare:

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks! Happy with the responses as solution. Good point about the OS requiring them. I don't think I can know for sure so will leave them as is :)
     
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    Hi Matt,

    You're welcome! I've marked this thread as solved.
     
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