Bug#904685: diffoscope: RuntimeError when trying to extract an encrypted file (.bmp)

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Fri Jul 27 16:26:27 BST 2018

Hi Ricardo,

> By the way, if this is a lower priority bug than others. I will gladly have
> a look into the issue and try and resolve it, provided that we agree on the
> expected behaviour of the tool under such a scenario.

AIUI the *ideal* behaviour would be that encrypted files would:

  a) Not cause a traceback
  b) Be marked as such in the diff (see `add_comment` in the code)
  c) Be compared in a fallback (ie. binary) fashion

Hope that helps. :)


     : :'  :     Chris Lamb
     `. `'`      lamby at debian.org / chris-lamb.co.uk

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