Debian Bug report logs - #575821
[debdiff] Allow comparing source tarballs

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Package: devscripts; Maintainer for devscripts is Devscripts Devel Team <>; Source for devscripts is src:devscripts.

Reported by: Osamu Aoki <>

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:00:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Merged with 417932

Found in versions devscripts/2.10.2, devscripts/2.10.61

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Bug#575821; Package devscripts. (Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:00:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Osamu Aoki <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: /usr/bin/debdiff: [debdiff] Please add capability to compare source tar.{gz|bz2|xz}
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 23:57:47 +0900
Package: devscripts
Version: 2.10.61
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/bin/debdiff

With minor change, this can be adopted to compare things like:


These will be quite handy  especially for dpkg 3.0 transition.

-- Package-specific info:

--- /etc/devscripts.conf ---

--- ~/.devscripts ---

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages devscripts depends on:
ii  dpkg-dev               Debian package development tools
ii  libc6                         2.10.2-6   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  perl                          5.10.1-11  Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 

Versions of packages devscripts recommends:
ii  at                 3.1.12-1              Delayed job execution and batch pr
ii  bsd-mailx [mailx]  8.1.2-0.20100314cvs-1 simple mail user agent
ii  bzr                2.1.1-1               easy to use distributed version co
ii  curl               7.20.0-2              Get a file from an HTTP, HTTPS or 
ii  cvs                1:1.12.13-12          Concurrent Versions System
ii  dctrl-tools        2.14                  Command-line tools to process Debi
ii  debian-keyring [de 2009.11.04            GnuPG (and obsolete PGP) keys of D
ii  dput                    Debian package upload tool
ii  dupload            2.6.6                 utility to upload Debian packages
ii  epiphany-browser [ 2.29.92-1             Intuitive GNOME web browser
ii  equivs             2.0.8                 Circumvent Debian package dependen
ii  fakeroot           1.14.4-1              Gives a fake root environment
ii  git-core           1:           fast, scalable, distributed revisi
ii  gnupg              1.4.10-3              GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  iceweasel [www-bro 3.5.8-1               Web browser based on Firefox
ii  libauthen-sasl-per 2.14-1                Authen::SASL - SASL Authentication
ii  libcrypt-ssleay-pe 0.57-2                Support for https protocol in LWP
ii  libparse-debcontro 2.005-2               Easy OO parsing of Debian control-
ii  libsoap-lite-perl  0.710.10-1            Perl implementation of a SOAP clie
ii  libterm-size-perl  0.2-4+b1              Perl extension for retrieving term
ii  libtimedate-perl   1.2000-1              collection of modules to manipulat
ii  liburi-perl        1.53-1                module to manipulate and access UR
ii  libwww-perl        5.834-1               Perl HTTP/WWW client/server librar
ii  libyaml-syck-perl  1.07-1                fast, lightweight YAML loader and 
ii  lintian            2.3.4                 Debian package checker
ii  lsb-release        3.2-23                Linux Standard Base version report
ii  lzma               4.43-14               Compression method of 7z format in
ii  man-db             2.5.7-2               on-line manual pager
ii  mercurial          1.5-1                 scalable distributed version contr
ii  openssh-client [ss 1:5.3p1-3             secure shell (SSH) client, for sec
ii  patch              2.6-2                 Apply a diff file to an original
ii  patchutils         0.3.1-2               Utilities to work with patches
ii  sensible-utils     0.0.2                 Utilities for sensible alternative
ii  strace             4.5.19-2              A system call tracer
ii  subversion         1.6.9dfsg-1           Advanced version control system
ii  unzip              6.0-4                 De-archiver for .zip files
ii  w3m [www-browser]  0.5.2-4               WWW browsable pager with excellent
ii  wdiff              0.5-21                Compares two files word by word
ii  wget               1.12-1.1              retrieves files from the web

Versions of packages devscripts suggests:
ii  build-essential               11.5       Informational list of build-essent
ii  cvs-buildpackage              5.23       A set of Debian package scripts fo
pn  devscripts-el                 <none>     (no description available)
pn  gnuplot                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  libfile-desktopentry-perl     <none>     (no description available)
pn  libnet-smtp-ssl-perl          <none>     (no description available)
ii  mutt                          1.5.20-7   text-based mailreader supporting M
ii  svn-buildpackage              0.7.1      helper programs to maintain Debian
ii  w3m                           0.5.2-4    WWW browsable pager with excellent

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Changed Bug title to '[debdiff] Allow comparing source tarballs' from '/usr/bin/debdiff: [debdiff] Please add capability to compare source tar.{gz|bz2|xz}' Request was from Adam D. Barratt <> to (Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:21:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Merged 417932 575395 575821. Request was from Adam D. Barratt <> to (Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:21:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Disconnected #575395 from all other report(s). Request was from Niels Thykier <> to (Tue, 30 Mar 2010 15:36:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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