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

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Tue Dec 15 10:07:24 UTC 2015

Hi Mike,

thanks for the bug report!

On Dienstag, 15. Dezember 2015, Mike Hommey wrote:
>    * 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.

I think it would be fine if there was an option to force such a behaviour, but 
I think the default should be not to do that. diffoscope should show (all) 
differences, not hide some, to make some others more visibe… at least not by 

IOW: if your "container" (the filesystem) is underministic, diffoscope should 
not try to hide this (by default).

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