[diffoscope] diffoscope 263 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Apr 5 11:34:41 UTC 2024


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 263 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 263 includes the following changes:

  [ Chris Lamb ]
  * Add support for the zipdetails(1) tool included in the Perl distribution.
    Thanks to Larry Doolittle et al. for the pointer to this tool.
  * Don't use parenthesis within test "skipping…" messages; PyTest adds its own
    parenthesis, so we were ending up with double nested parens.
  * Fix the .epub tests after supporting zipdetails(1).
  * Update copyright years and debian/tests/control.

  [ FC (Fay) Stegerman ]
  * Fix MozillaZipContainer's monkeypatch after Python's zipfile module changed
    to detect potentially insecure overlapping entries within .zip files.
    (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#362)

## Download

Version 263 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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