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[opensuse-buildservice] Re: Novell ID's for OSC Plugins
  • From: Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 13:33:47 +0100
  • Message-id: <200711291333.47324.adrian@xxxxxxx>
On Thursday 29 November 2007 13:24:12 wrote Dr. Peter Poeml:
On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 01:12:33PM +0100, Adrian Schröter wrote:
Regarding the current status of the diff functionality, what you asked
for, from

POST /source/<project>/<package>?cmd=diff
project - Project name
package - Package name
Create a source diff
rev: revision of new package, optional oproject: old project, optional
opackage: old package, optional orev: old revision, optional
Result: diff as text/plain

So you can do this via the api:

curl -X POST -H "Content-Length: 0" -0 -n \


An osc equivalent of this command would be
osc req -m POST

sure, but this is not really intuitive to use ;)
Esp. not when you use this more often. cvs has a rdiff command what similar to
this functionality, doing the diff on the server side.

to diff the new "build" package in openSUSE:Tools project against the
version in openSUSE:Factory .

osc has IMHO not yet a nice interface for this (something like cvs
rdiff). Right Peter ?


osc has no support for requesting a diff between *two* arbitrary
packages. So far, "osc diff" can create diffs of different revisions of
*one* package.

It should be possible to implement an osc subcommand for this with a few

To integrate the functionality into the existing osc diff subcommand
might be a little more work (it needs some consideration to come up with
a sane user interface).

osc diff is just for a checked out package, right ?

an equivalent for cvs rdiff would work without any checked out sources, just

osc rdiff <TO_PROJECT> <TO_PACKAGE> [--package <FROM_PACKAGE>] [--project

hm, maybe even default to "--project openSUSE:Factory" if no argument is
given ...


Adrian Schroeter
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg)
email: adrian@xxxxxxx

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