What about adding a debian/clean file?
I do not think that is necessary to fiddle with Files-Excluded in
d/copyright. This field is actually useful for building "dfsg" tarballs,
which is not the case here.
* Mike Miller <mtmil...@debian.org> [2017-08-04 00:02]:
In the interest of always rebuilding from the preferred form of the
upstream source using the tools and libraries packaged in Debian,
several files in the octave source distribution should be rebuilt.
The attached change adds missing Build-Depends. It also adds a hack to
d/rules to delete most of the affected files to force them to be built
by make as a proof of concept.
There are probably more elegant ways to prune the source distribution,
such as the Files-Excluded field of d/copyright (which I don't have any
experience with), suggestions welcome.
There are certainly more files that could be properly regenerated at
build time, but I think I've covered all files that end up as compiled
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