Does diffoscope compares disk partitions

John Gilmore gnu at
Thu Mar 2 01:09:56 UTC 2023

>> So, overall, I actually don't think that diffoscope has the requested
>> support, and it's not "just" a bug of failed identification.

I have been surprised at how much effort has gone into "diffoscope" as a
total fraction of the Reproducible Builds effort.  Perhaps it is a case
akin to the drunk looking for his keys under the streetlight where he
can see, rather than in the dark where he dropped them.  (It's easier to
hack diffoscope than to hack thousands of irreproducible packages.)  I
for one am happy that diffoscope DOESN'T have support for umpteen disk
partitioning schemes and file system formats.


PS:  Has anyone on the list considered writing an article for the
Journal of Irreproducible Results about our effort?

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