[diffoscope] diffoscope 266 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Sun May 12 11:12:36 UTC 2024


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 266 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 266 includes the following changes:

  [ Chris Lamb ]
  * Use "xz --list" to supplement the output when comparing .xz archives;
    essential when some underlying metadata differs. (Closes: #1069329)
  * Actually append the xz --list after the container differences, as it
    simplifies tests and the output.
  * Add 7zip to <!nocheck> Build-Depends in debian/control.
  * Update copyright years.

  [ James Addison ]
  * Maintain an in-header boolean state to determine whether to drop
    from-file/to-file lines. This fixes an issue where HTML differences were
    being inadvertendly neglected. (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#372)

## Download

Version 266 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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