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From Brian>
Subject Re: Uninstallation of dependency-only plugins
Date Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:23:19 GMT

Should go without saying but lets not commit stuff without first
ensuring the tests pass, eh.

On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 10:05 AM, Filip Maj <> wrote:
> Added comments to the issue thread. The tests no longer pass + we'll need
> new tests to cover your changes.
> On 7/4/13 8:21 PM, "Ian Clelland" <> wrote:
>>Thanks, Fil,
>>Created CB-4077 to track this. I'll start working on separating those
>>On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Filip Maj <> wrote:
>>> File an issue over at, tag plugman, and we can go from
>>> there
>>> On 7/4/13 12:59 PM, "Ian Clelland" <> wrote:
>>> >This is the first time I've tried to use the CLI tools with the new 3.0
>>> >project structure, and I've discovered that I can't uninstall a plugin
>>> >that
>>> >only has dependencies (no source files, either JS or native)
>>> >
>>> >Specifically, I've built a mobilespec app, installing
>>> >the mobile-spec-dependencies plugin, which does nothing but depend on
>>> >every
>>> >Cordova core plugin. I want to remove it, so that I can remove and
>>> >reinstall one of the dependencies, but the CLI tools will not remove
>>> >
>>> >Digging through cordova-cli, it looks like "cordova plugin rm"
>>>attempts to
>>> >invoke plugman.uninstall once per platform, but
>>> >doesn't declare any platforms.
>>> >
>>> >plugman.uninstall seems to do two things, which I think should be
>>> >separated: It removes the plugin from a specific platform, and it
>>> >the plugin from the project itself.
>>> >
>>> >In the case of a dependency-only plugin, we only need to do the second
>>> >task
>>> >(which currently doesn't get done). For a regular plugin which is
>>> >installed
>>> >in multiple platforms, this also fails, since removing the plugin for
>>> >first platform deletes the plugin source directory, and then removal
>>> >subsequent platforms fails with the error message "[Error: Plugin
>>> >id> not found. Already uninstalled?]"
>>> >
>>> >Can anyone explain the technical reasons behind this, or should I work
>>> >separating those functions?

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