diffoscope 157 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Aug 21 11:43:51 UTC 2020


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 157 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 157 includes the following changes:

  [ Chris Lamb ]

  * Try obsensibly "data" files named .pgp against pgpdump to determine whether
    they are PGP files. (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#211)
  * Don't raise an exception when we encounter XML files with "<!ENTITY>"
    declarations inside the DTD, or when a DTD or entity references an external
    resource. (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#212)
  * Temporarily drop gnumeric from Build-Depends as it has been removed from
    testing due to Python 2.x deprecation. (Closes: #968742)
  * Codebase changes:
    - Add support for multiple file extension matching; we previously supported
      only a single extension to match.
    - Move generation of debian/tests/control.tmp to an external script.
    - Move to our assert_diff helper entirely in the PGP tests.
    - Drop some unnecessary control flow, unnecessary dictionary comprehensions
      and some unused imports found via pylint.
  * Include the filename in the "... not identified by any comparator"
    logging message.

## Download

Version 157 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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