[diffoscope] diffoscope 180 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Aug 6 13:15:08 UTC 2021


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 180 of diffoscope.

diffoscope tries to get to the bottom of what makes files or
directories different. It will recursively unpack archives of many
kinds and transform various binary formats into more human-readable
form to compare them. It can compare two tarballs, ISO images, or PDF
just as easily.

Version 180 includes the following changes:

  * Don't include specific ".debug"-like lines in the output, as it invariably
    a duplicate of the debug ID that exists in a better form in the readelf(1)
    differences for this file.
  * Also ignore include short "GCC" lines that differs on a single prefix byte
    too. These are distracting, not very useful and are simply the strings(1)
    command's idea of the build ID, which, again, is displayed nearby in the
    file's diff.
  * Update the invocation arguments and tests for the latest version of

## Download

Version 180 is available from Debian unstable as well as PyPI, and
will shortly be available on other platforms surely. More details can
be found here:


… but source tarballs may be located here:


The corresponding Docker image may be run via (for example):

  $ docker run --rm -t -w $(pwd) -v $(pwd):$(pwd):ro \
      registry.salsa.debian.org/reproducible-builds/diffoscope a b

## Contribute

diffoscope is developed within the "Reproducible builds" effort.

  - Git repository

  - Docker image, eg.

  - Issues and feature requests

  - Contribution instructions (eg. to file an issue)


    ⬋   ⬊      Chris Lamb
   o     o     reproducible-builds.org 💠
    ⬊   ⬋

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