diffoscope 233 released 💠

Chris Lamb chris at reproducible-builds.org
Fri Jan 20 17:27:59 UTC 2023


The diffoscope maintainers are pleased to announce the release of
version 233 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 233 includes the following changes:

  [ FC Stegerman ]
  * Split packaging metadata into an extras_require.json file instead of using
    the pep517 and the pip modules directly. This was causing build failures if
    not using a virtualenv and/or building without internet access.
    (Closes: #1029066, reproducible-builds/diffoscope#325)

  [ Vagrant Cascadian ]
  * Add an external tool reference for GNU Guix (lzip).
  * Drop an external tool reference for GNU Guix (pedump).

  [ Chris Lamb ]
  * Split inline Python code in shell script to generate test dependencies to a
    separate Python script.
  * No need for "from __future__ import print_function" import in setup.py
  * Comment and tidy the new extras_require.json handling.

## Download

Version 233 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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