diffoscope 215 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Jun 3 06:16:05 UTC 2022


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 215 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 215 includes the following changes:

  [ Chris Lamb ]
  * Bug fixes:
    - Also catch IndexError (in addition to ValueError) when parsing .pyc
      files. (Closes: #1012258)
    - Strip "sticky" etc. from "x.deb: sticky Debian binary package […]".
      Thanks to David Prévot for the report. (Closes: #1011635)
    - Correctly package diffoscope's scripts/ directory, fixing the extraction
      of vmlinuz kernel images. (Closes: reproducible-builds/diffoscope#305)
    - Correct the logic for supporting different versions of argcomplete in

  * New features:
    - Support both PyPDF 1.x and 2.x.

  * Codebase improvements:
    - Don't call re.compile and then call .sub on the result; just call
      re.sub directly.
    - Clarify the logic around the difference between --usage and --help.

  * Testsuite improvements:
    - Integrate test coverage with GitLab's concept of artifacts.
    - Re-enable Gnumeric tests as its now available again.
    - Test --help and --usage, and additionally test that --help includes
      the programmatically-generated file format list as well.

  [ Holger Levsen ]
  * Bump Standards Version field in debian/control to 4.6.1.

## Download

Version 215 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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   o     o     reproducible-builds.org 💠
    ⬊   ⬋

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