Kwalitee Issues


Add a Changelog (best named 'Changes') to the distribution. It should list at least major changes implemented in newer versions.


Add a META.yml to the distribution. Your buildtool should be able to autogenerate it.


Remove the POD errors. You can check for POD errors automatically by including Test::Pod to your test suite.

Error: Net-Netid-0.02/lib/Docs/Site_SVD/ -- Around line 65: Non-ASCII character seen before =encoding in '©'. Assuming ISO8859-1 Net-Netid-0.02/lib/Net/ -- Around line 680: Non-ASCII character seen before =encoding in ''ðÀ''. Assuming ISO8859-1 Net-Netid-0.02/tlib/File/ -- Around line 205: =back doesn't take any parameters, but you said =back =for html <p><br> <!-- BLK ID="NOTICE" --> <!-- /BLK --> <p><br> <!-- BLK ID="OPT-IN" --> <!-- /BLK --> <p><br> <!-- BLK ID="EMAIL" --> <!-- /BLK --> <p><br> <!-- BLK ID="COPYRIGHT" --> <!-- /BLK --> <p><br> <!-- BLK ID="LOG_CGI" --> <!-- /BLK --> <p><br> =back without =over


List all used modules in META.yml requires


  • Data::Dumper
  • File::Spec
  • IO::Socket
  • SelfLoader
  • Test
  • attributes
  • vars
  • warnings
  • warnings::register


Split the distribution, or fix the version numbers to make them consistent (use the highest version number to avoid version downgrade).

Error: 0.02,1.11


Add =head1 LICENSE and/or the proper text of the well-known license to the main module in your code.


Add a META.json to the distribution. Your buildtool should be able to autogenerate it.


Define the license if you are using in Build.PL. If you are using MakeMaker (Makefile.PL) you should upgrade to ExtUtils::MakeMaker version 6.31.


Move your *.pm files in a directory named 'lib'. The directory structure should look like 'lib/Your/' for a module named 'Your::Module'. If you need to provide additional files, e.g. for testing, that should not be considered for Kwalitee, then you should look at the 'provides' map in META.yml to limit the files scanned; or use the 'no_index' map to exclude parts of the distribution.

Error: tlib/File/, tlib/Test/


List all modules used in the test suite in META.yml build_requires


  • File::Spec
  • vars
  • warnings
  • warnings::register


This is not a critical issue. Currently mainly informative for the CPANTS authors. It might be removed later.


Name Abstract Version View
Docs::Site_SVD::Net_Netid 0.02 metacpan
File::Package test load a program module with a package of the same name 1.11 metacpan
Net::Netid obtain basic IP host identfications from Domain Name Servers 0.02 metacpan
Test::Tech adds skip_tests and test data structures capabilities to the "Test" module 1.11 metacpan

Other Files

MANIFEST metacpan
Makefile.PL metacpan
README metacpan