package-installs-packlist

All reports of package-installs-packlist for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

Packages built using the perl MakeMaker package will have a file named .packlist in them. Those files are useless, and (in some cases) have the additional problem of creating an architecture-specific directory name in an architecture-independent package.

They can be suppressed by adding the following to debian/rules:

      find debian/pkg -type f -name .packlist -delete
    

or by telling MakeMaker to use vendor install dirs; consult a recent version of Perl policy. Perl 5.6.0-12 or higher supports this.

Refer to Debian Perl Policy section 4.1 (Vendor Directories) for details.

Severity: important, Certainty: certain

Check: files, Type: binary, udeb

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