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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.

For more information please consult:

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.163. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.114.0 release tag in our Git repository.

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.

Visibility: error

Found no packages in the archive that triggered the tag.