Kwalitee Issues


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 (24) does not match dist (46):
  • Missing in MANIFEST: ._CHANGES, ._COPYING, ._CREDITS, ._FAQ, ._INSTALL, ._Makefile.PL,, ._README, ._TODO, ._dbi_sample.cfg, ._xml_rdb, RDB/, RDB/, RDB/, RDB/, t/._1.t, t/._dbi_mysql_test.cfg, t/._dbi_pg_test.cfg, t/._dbi_sqlite3_test.cfg, t/._expected.test_new.xml, t/._expected.test_schema.sql, t/._test.xml


Take a look at the META.yml Spec at (for version 1.4) or (for version 2), and change your META.yml accordingly.

Error: '.04' for 'DBIx::Sequence' is not a valid version. (requires -> DBIx::Sequence) [Validation: 1.0];'.16' for 'DBIx::DBSchema' is not a valid version. (requires -> DBIx::DBSchema) [Validation: 1.0];'.23' for 'DBIx::Recordset' is not a valid version. (requires -> DBIx::Recordset) [Validation: 1.0]


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

Error: *** ERROR: Non-ASCII character seen before =encoding in '©'. Assuming CP1252 at line 1341 in file XML-RDB-1.3/ *** ERROR: unresolved internal link 'state' at line 858 in file XML-RDB-1.3/


Add 'use strict' (or its equivalents) to all modules, or convince us that your favorite module is well-known enough and people can easily see the modules are strictly written.

Error: ._RDB, RDB::._MakeTables, RDB::._PopulateTables, RDB::._UnpopulateSchema, RDB::._UnpopulateTables


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

Error: 1.0,1.2,1.3


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


If you are using Build.PL define the {requires}{perl} = VERSION field. If you are using MakeMaker (Makefile.PL) you should upgrade ExtUtils::MakeMaker to 6.48 and use MIN_PERL_VERSION parameter. Perl::MinimumVersion can help you determine which version of Perl your module needs.


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.


If you use Mac OS X, set COPYFILE_DISABLE (for OS 10.5 and better) or COPY_EXTENDED_ATTRIBUTES_DISABLE (for OS 10.4) environmental variable to true to exclude dot underscore files from a distribution.


  • ._FAQ
  • ._Makefile.PL
  • ._README
  • ._TODO
  • ._dbi_sample.cfg
  • ._xml_rdb
  • RDB/
  • RDB/
  • RDB/
  • RDB/
  • t/._1.t
  • t/._dbi_mysql_test.cfg
  • t/._dbi_pg_test.cfg
  • t/._dbi_sqlite3_test.cfg
  • t/._expected.test_new.xml
  • t/._expected.test_schema.sql
  • t/._test.xml


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:, RDB/, RDB/, RDB/, RDB/,, RDB/, RDB/, RDB/, RDB/


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

Error: ._RDB, RDB::._MakeTables, RDB::._PopulateTables, RDB::._UnpopulateSchema, RDB::._UnpopulateTables, XML::RDB, XML::RDB::MakeTables, XML::RDB::PopulateTables, XML::RDB::UnpopulateSchema, XML::RDB::UnpopulateTables


Add all modules contained in this distribution to the META.yml field 'provides'. Module::Build or Dist::Zilla::Plugin::MetaProvides do this automatically for you.


Add a 'repository' resource to the META.yml via 'meta_add' accessor (for Module::Build) or META_ADD parameter (for ExtUtils::MakeMaker).


Name Abstract Version View
XML::RDB Perl extension to convert XML files into RDB schemas and populate, and unpopulate them. Works with XML Schemas too. 1.3 metacpan
XML::RDB::MakeTables 1.2 metacpan
XML::RDB::PopulateTables 1.2 metacpan
XML::RDB::UnpopulateSchema 1.0 metacpan
XML::RDB::UnpopulateTables 1.2 metacpan

Other Files

MANIFEST metacpan
META.yml metacpan
Makefile.PL metacpan
README metacpan