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Id: 11811
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Module-Build

Owner: Nobody in particular

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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.2607
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Subject: create_makefile_pl and create_readme should put their files in the MANIFEST
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I just wrote up a brand new module and ran "Build manifest". Then I set create_makefile_pl to "traditional" and create_readme to 1. I then ran "Build dist". Before I uploaded to CPAN I peeked at the contents of the tarball and noticed that neither README nor Makefile.PL were in it even though they'd been created in my source directory. They were not in my MANIFEST. This is surprising behavior. There is no easy way to ensure the README or Makefile.PL gets distributed short of manually putting them in the MANIFEST or running "Build distdir" first and then "Build manifest" both are non-obvious and just asking to be overlooked. Thus the create_* options should both add their respective files to the MANIFEST.
Agreed. -Ken

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