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?