szabgab has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I just got co-maintainer rights to Test::Class that has a failing release test using Test::CPAN::Meta. That Test module is supposed to verify META.yml, but META.yml is not in the repository as it is going to be generated in the "make dist" phase. So it is not available yet in the "make test" phase.

I tried to figure out how others use Test::CPAN::Meta but the reverse dependencies list is full of modules using Minilla that seems to magically be able to run the tests.

How do you, who is using plain old ExtUtils::MakeMaker use this test? Do I even need to have this test given that the META files are generated automatically?