[diffoscope] diffoscope 191 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Nov 12 14:52:30 UTC 2021


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 191 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 191 includes the following changes:

  [ Chris Lamb ]
  * Detect XML files as XML files if either file(1) claims if they are XML
    files, or if they are named .xml.
    (Closes: #999438, reproducible-builds/diffoscope#287)
  * Don't reject Debian .changes files if they contain non-printable
    characters. (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#286)
  * Continue loading a .changes file even if the referenced files inside it do
    not exist, but include a comment in the diff as a result.
  * Log the reason if we cannot load a Debian .changes file.

  [ Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek ]
  * Fix inverted logic in the assert_diff_startswith() utility.

## Download

Version 191 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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