[Reproducible-builds] Bug#808003: diffoscope: Comparing directories shouldn't care about file order

Mike Hommey mh+reportbug at glandium.org
Tue Dec 15 07:34:30 UTC 2015

Source: diffoscope
Version: ada1a1dcdc19217fb611e0a1e57bc3744399aefa
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

Comparing two directories

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or

Ran `diffoscope --html output.html a b` where a and b are directories containing
more or less the same thing.

   * What was the outcome of this action?

The output contained differences in the output for find due to
filesystem-dependent behavior wrt file ordering in readdir(3).

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

The sorted list should be compared instead.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.2.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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