tardiff - Tarball comparison tool

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: tardiff
Package version: 0.1
Package release: 4
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 18 B
Download size: 5.30 KB
Official Mirror: archive.ubuntu.com
TarDiff compares the contents of two tarballs and reports on any differences found between them. Its use is mainly for release managers who can use it as a QA tool to make sure no files have accidently been left over or were added by mistake. TarDiff supports compressed tarballs, diff statistics and suppression of GNU autotool changes.



    Binary package: tardiff_0.1-4_all.deb
    Source package: tardiff

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install tardiff deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install tardiff


    • /usr/bin/tardiff
    • /usr/share/doc/tardiff/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/tardiff/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/tardiff.1.gz


    2015-10-17 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org> tardiff (0.1-4) unstable; urgency=high * Fix CVE-2015-0858.diff to explicitly hardcode OldStyle diff style to work with fix-statistic.diff. Text::Diff has different defaults than "diff".

    2015-10-17 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org> tardiff (0.1-3) unstable; urgency=high * Add patch to fix miscalculated statistics. (Closes: #802098) * Add patches to fix two security issues: + CVE-2015-0857: shell command injection through file names + CVE-2015-0858: /tmp race condition in handling temporary directory Issues found and reported by Rainer Müller and Florian Weimer. Additional necessary changes: + Add new run-time dependency on libtext-diff-perl. * Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.6 (no changes needed).

    2013-06-03 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org> tardiff (0.1-2) unstable; urgency=low * Patch -a vs -s mixup. (Due to a typo, the short option -a is not queried while the short option -s works as if would have been -a. The according long options worked as advertised.) * Bump debhelper compatibility to 9 + Update versioned debhelper build-dependency + Remove manual clean up of *-stamp files * Revamp debian/rules: + Move dh_installman parameter to debian/manpages + Switch to a dh7 style debian/rules file * Remove recommends on essential package * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (no changes) * Fix lintian warning vcs-field-not-canonical * Remove stray debian/debian/patches/series * Apply wrap-and-sort

    2012-05-07 - Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org> tardiff (0.1-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release (Closes: #650668) * Add patch to fix comparison of tar balls with the same base directory.