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.


Run a proper command ("make manifest" or "./Build manifest", maybe with a force option), or use a distribution builder to generate the MANIFEST. Or update MANIFEST manually.


  • MANIFEST (16) does not match dist (17):
  • Missing in MANIFEST: upgrade-0.09-0.10.diff


Fix the version(s).


List all used modules in META.yml requires


  • Alias
  • DBI
  • HTTP::Request
  • LWP::UserAgent
  • Proc::ProcessTable


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

Error: 0.01,0.02,0.09


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.



Add 'use warnings' (or its equivalents) to all modules (this will require perl > 5.6), or convince us that your favorite module is well-known enough and people can easily see the modules warn when something bad happens.

Error: Watchdog::Base, Watchdog::HTTP, Watchdog::Mysql, Watchdog::Process, Watchdog::Util


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


Name Abstract Version View
Watchdog::Base Watchdog base class 0.09 metacpan
Watchdog::HTTP Test status of HTTP service 0.02 metacpan
Watchdog::Mysql Test status of Mysql service 0.01 metacpan
Watchdog::Process Check for process in process table metacpan
Watchdog::Util Watchdog utility functions metacpan

Other Files

MANIFEST metacpan
Makefile.PL metacpan
README metacpan