[diffoscope] diffoscope 268 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri May 24 07:51:41 UTC 2024


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 268 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 268 includes the following changes:

  [ Chris Lamb ]
  * Drop apktool from Build-Depends; we can still test our APK code
    via autopkgtests. (Closes: #1071410)
  * Fix tests for 7zip version 24.05.
  * Add a versioned dependency for at least version 5.4.5 for the xz
    tests; they fail under (at least xz 5.2.8).
    (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#374)

  [ Vagrant Cascadian ]
  * Relax Chris' versioned xz test dependency (5.4.5) to also allow
    version 5.4.1.

## Download

Version 268 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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