[Lennart Sorensen] > But dpkg-buildpackage will then spit out lots of warnings about being > unable to store the deletion of a binary file in the diff. So it > will look ugly, but work I guess. dpkg-buildpackage doesn't store _any_ deletions in the diff.gz - the warning about deletions has nothing to do with a file being binary or not. (It also warns about binary files being _modified_, which is quite a different matter.) In my opinion, dpkg-buildpackage should not warn about deleted files at all, since it is a common and correct practice. It is much easier and less error-prone than saving/restoring pristine files, and as such, it ought to be encouraged, not warned about. I'd file a bug asking for this, but clearly the warning is intentional, so a bug is not likely to get much more attention than #12564, which is also related.
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