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From Filip Maj <>
Subject Re: Uninstallation of dependency-only plugins
Date Thu, 04 Jul 2013 23:08:51 GMT
File an issue over at, tag plugman, and we can go from

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
>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
>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 it.
>Digging through cordova-cli, it looks like "cordova plugin rm" attempts to
>invoke plugman.uninstall once per platform, but mobile-spec-dependencies
>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 removes
>the plugin from the project itself.
>In the case of a dependency-only plugin, we only need to do the second
>(which currently doesn't get done). For a regular plugin which is
>in multiple platforms, this also fails, since removing the plugin for the
>first platform deletes the plugin source directory, and then removal for
>subsequent platforms fails with the error message "[Error: Plugin <plugin
>id> not found. Already uninstalled?]"
>Can anyone explain the technical reasons behind this, or should I work on
>separating those functions?

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