Bug#907600: diffoscope: add option to ignore timestamp differences in containers

Felipe Sateler fsateler at debian.org
Thu Aug 30 16:43:24 BST 2018

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018, 12:31 Chris Lamb <lamby at debian.org> wrote:

> Dear Felipe,
> > > Does the --exclude-directory-metadata option match your requirements?
> >
> > No, and according to the manpage it is intentional
> Whoops, apologies for the premature suggestion.

No worries, it was still useful :)

Indeed, it seems like I
> was confused in the past:
>   http://bugs.debian.org/893324
> … leading me to add that exact line:
> https://salsa.debian.org/reproducible-builds/diffoscope/commit/0da118a131f95811c158c5d47e4d620d01a233ea
> One option here would be to extend the --exclude-directory-metadata
> option to ignore metadata inside archive formats too rather than create
> a new, separate, option. Thoughts?

I would assume the current behavior is intentional, so it probably should
be an (optional) argument for this new behavior. But it would work for me.

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