This package contains a program in $PATH but is named like a library. E.g. instead of libfoo-bar-perl it should be named just foo-bar.
People tend to skip library-like named packages when looking for applications in the package list and hence wouldn't notice this package. See the reference for some (not perl-specific) reasoning.
In case the program in $PATH is only a helper tool and the package is primarily a library, please add a Lintian override for this tag.
For more information please consult:
The tag is present in Lintian version
That is the most recent version we know about.
We use semantic versions.
The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the
release tag in our Git
You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 2ff4e94. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check application-not-library.
This tag is experimental.