in reply to Re: Module packlists vs. vendors
in thread Module packlists vs. vendors
Marc Lehman states the problem pretty well, if you want to call it perl instead of debperl, you should not break it by removing .packlist files , so this is a debian bug, and they should fix it
If it was just about not removing the files, that'd be easy, I solved that part in 15 minutes on Gentoo. Alas, the files are not even installed by a standard Makefile as produced by ExtUtils:MM when using the vendor_install target, so it doesn't seem only Debian's problem but intended behavior---with ExtUtils::MM being a core module I presume even some sort of official Perl policy. I'd be interested in why this is so and if I can/should circumvent it.
Edit: so far every single vendor I've looked at (OK, just Linuxen: Gentoo, Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS) doesn't package the packlists. If someone could point me to one who does so I can look at their policy and build system, that would be enormously helpful already.