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PkgDiff 1.8

Package Changes Analyzer (pkgdiff) — a tool for visualizing changes in Linux software packages (RPM, DEB, TAR.GZ, etc).

Contents

  1. About
  2. Install
  3. Usage

About

The tool is intended for Linux maintainers who are interested in ensuring compatibility of old and new versions of packages. The tool can compare directories as well (with the help of the -d option).

Sample report: https://abi-laboratory.pro/tracker/package_diff/libssh/0.6.5/0.7.0/report.html

The tool is developed by Andrey Ponomarenko.

Install

sudo make install prefix=/usr
Requires
  • Perl 5
  • GNU Diff
  • GNU Wdiff
  • GNU Awk
  • GNU Binutils
  • Perl-File-LibMagic
Suggests

Usage

pkgdiff PKG1 PKG2 [options]
Example
pkgdiff libssh-0.6.5.tar.xz libssh-0.7.0.tar.xz
Compare directories
pkgdiff -d DIR1/ DIR2/ [options]
Useful options
Option Meaning
-hide-unchanged Don't show unchanged files in the report
-list-added-removed Show content of added and removed text files
-skip-pattern REGEX Don't check files matching REGEX
-tmp-dir DIR Use custom temp directory
-d/-directories Compare directories instead of packages
Adv. usage

For advanced usage, see output of -help option.