diffoscope 174 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri May 7 10:05:42 UTC 2021


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 174 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 174 includes the following changes:

  [ Chris Lamb ]
  * Check that we are parsing an actual Debian .buildinfo file, not just
    a file with that extension.
    (Closes: #987994, reproducible-builds/diffoscope#254)
  * Support signed .buildinfo files again -- file(1) reports them as
    "PGP signed message".

  [ Mattia Rizzolo ]
  * Make the testsuite pass with file(1) version 5.40.
  * Embed some short test fixtures in the test code itself.
  * Fix recognition of compressed .xz files with file(1) 5.40.

## Download

Version 174 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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