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
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.
For more information please consult:
- Vendor Directories (Section 4.1) in the Debian Perl Policy
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 ea05801. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check languages/perl.