[diffoscope] diffoscope 217 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Thu Jun 23 06:49:09 UTC 2022


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 217 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 217 includes the following changes:

  * Update test fixtures for GNU readelf 2.38 (now in Debian unstable).
  * Be more specific about the minimum required version of readelf (ie.
    binutils) as it appears that this "patch" level version change resulted in
    a change of output, not the "minor" version. (Closes: #1013348)
  * Don't leak the (likely-temporary) pathname when comparing PDF documents.

## Download

Version 217 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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