diffoscope 175 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri May 14 10:12:39 UTC 2021


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 175 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 175 includes the following changes:

  * Use the actual filesystem path name (instead of diffoscope's concept of the
    source name) to correct APK filename filtering when an APK file is in
    another container -- we need to filter the auto-generated "1.apk" instead
    of "original-filename.apk". (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#255)
  * Don't call os.path.basename twice.
  * Correct grammar in a fsimage.py debug message.
  * Add a comment about stripping filenames.

## Download

Version 175 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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