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what is the .cpan and .cpcpan inside the /home

Discussion in 'Workarounds and Optimization' started by golden_eyes, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. golden_eyes

    golden_eyes Well-Known Member

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    hi,

    What is the .cpan inside the /home, I found it today, Although I installed the fantastico yesterday, so is there any relation between both?

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    ls -lh
    drwxr-xr-x   5 root     root     4.0K Apr 21 06:57 .cpan/
    drwx------   6 root     root     4.0K Apr 22 06:56 .cpcpan/
    
    root@web[/home/.cpan]# du -sh
    189M    .
    root@web[/home/.cpan]# cd ../.cpcpan/
    root@web[/home/.cpcpan]# du -sh
    1.2M
     
  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst
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    These folders contain the perl module sources and information for connection mirrors, etc. You can always cd into the directory and navigate the folders to see what each contains. They shouldn't be related to Fantastico unless Fantastico is putting data into them, which I'm unsure why they would do that.
     
  3. golden_eyes

    golden_eyes Well-Known Member

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    can I delete them while there is no relation between the cpanel, fantastico etc....?
     
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    You could remove the contents that have the perl modules for the sources, but I wouldn't suggest removing the folders or contents entirely. Most of the files are small, so it would be better to find the largest files in each folder and remove those files only.
     
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