Kwalitee Issues


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


Add a section called "LICENSE" to the documentation, or add a file named LICENSE to the distribution.


Add =head1 LICENSE and the text of the license to the main module in your code.


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 (31) does not match dist (60):
  • Missing in MANIFEST: .config, CVS/Entries, CVS/Repository, CVS/Root, ExtProc/CVS/CVS/Entries, ExtProc/CVS/CVS/Repository, ExtProc/CVS/CVS/Root, ExtProc/CVS/Entries, ExtProc/CVS/Repository, ExtProc/CVS/Root, ExtProc/, ExtProc/ExtProc.xs, ExtProc/MANIFEST, ExtProc/Makefile.PL, ExtProc/lib/CVS/Entries, ExtProc/lib/CVS/Repository, ExtProc/lib/CVS/Root, ExtProc/lib/ExtProc/CVS/Entries, ExtProc/lib/ExtProc/CVS/Repository, ExtProc/lib/ExtProc/CVS/Root, ExtProc/lib/ExtProc/, ExtProc/lib/ExtProc/, ExtProc/typemap, t/01config_view.t, t/02status_view.t, t/05debug.t, t/10generic_wrapper.t, t/15import.t, t/20direct.t, t/25datatypes.t, t/30callbacks.t, t/35datemethods.t, t/CVS/Entries, t/CVS/Repository, t/CVS/Root, t/
  • Missing in Dist: t/05simple.t, t/10genwrap.t, t/15callback.t, t/20views.t, t/25import.t, t/30directexec.t, t/


List all used modules in META.yml requires


  • DBI
  • Parse::RecDescent


Make sure that the main module name and version are the same of the distribution.


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

Error: extproc_perl-2.51/ExtProc/ -- Around line 307: You forgot a '=back' before '=head1'


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


Add tests or move to the t/ directory!


Use the prompt() method from ExtUtils::MakeMaker/Module::Build.


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: ExtProc/, ExtProc/lib/ExtProc/, ExtProc/lib/ExtProc/


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.


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


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


  • DBI


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

Other Files

Changes metacpan
ExtProc/MANIFEST metacpan
ExtProc/Makefile.PL metacpan
MANIFEST metacpan
Makefile.PL metacpan
README metacpan