diffoscope 162 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Nov 27 10:04:21 UTC 2020


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 162 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 162 includes the following changes:

  [ Chris Lamb ]
  * Don't depends on radare2 in the Debian autopkgtests as it will not be in
    bullseye due to security considerations (#950372). (Closes: #975313)
  * Avoid "Command `s p a c e d o u t` failed" messages when creating an
    artificial CalledProcessError instance in our generic from_operation
    feeder creator.
  * Overhaul long and short descriptions.
  * Use the operation's full name so that "command failed" messages include
    its arguments.
  * Add a missing comma in a comment.

  [ Jelmer Vernooij ]
  * Add missing space to the error message when only one argument is passed to

  [ Holger Levsen ]
  * Update Standards-Version to 4.5.1.

  [ Mattia Rizzolo ]
  * Split the diffoscope package into a diffoscope-minimal package that
    excludes the larger packages from Recommends. (Closes: #975261)
  * Drop support for Python 3.6.

## Download

Version 162 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)


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