[diffoscope] diffoscope 200 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Jan 14 09:34:14 UTC 2022


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 200 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 200 includes the following changes:

  * Even if a Sphinx .inv inventory file is labelled "The remainder of this
    file is compressed using zlib", it might not actually be. In this case,
    don't traceback, and simply return the original content.
    (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#299)
  * Update "X has been modified after NT_GNU_BUILD_ID has been applied" message
    to, for instance, not duplicating the full filename in the primary
    diffoscope's output.

## Download

Version 200 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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