diffoscope 186 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Oct 1 08:08:18 UTC 2021


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 186 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 186 includes the following changes:

  [ Chris Lamb ]
  * Don't call close_archive when garbage-collecting Archive instances unless
    open_archive returned successfully. This prevents, amongst others, an
    AttributeError traceback due to PGPContainer's cleanup routines assuming
    that its temporary directory had been created.
    (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#276)
  * Ensure that the string "RPM archives" exists in the package description,
    regardless of whether python3-rpm is installed or not at build time.

  [ Jean-Romain Garnier ]
  * Fix the LVM Macho comparator for non-x86-64 architectures.

## Download

Version 186 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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