[debhelper-devel] Bug#871822: debhelper: Ignore .install files for "Section: doc" packages when the nodoc build option is set

Emmanuel Bourg ebourg at apache.org
Fri Aug 11 21:32:45 UTC 2017

Package: debhelper
Version: 10.7.2
Severity: normal


I started implementing the new "nodoc" build option in maven-debian-helper
but it led to build failures because even if the javadoc generation is
skipped, the .install files are still interpreted and dh_install fails due
to the missing files.

Would it be possible to modify debhelper such that the .install files are
ignored for the packages identified as belonging to the "doc" section in
debian/control when nodoc is set?

Thank you,

Emmanuel Bourg

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