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- compare package manifests
/usr/bin/pkgdiff [-i attribute ...] [-o attribute] [-v name=value ...] file1 file2
pkgdiff compares two package manifests and reports differences. pkgdiff sorts each manifest and action into a consistent order before comparison.
Output is in the following form:
This action is in file2 but not in file1.
This action is in file1 but not in file2.
actionname keyvalue [variant values, if any]
This attribute,value is in file1 but not in file2.
This attribute,value is in file2 but not in file1.
Actions with different variants but the same type and key attribute value are treated as separate actions for purposes of comparison. Thus, actions that change attributes are shown in their complete form rather than as attribute changes.
The following options are supported:
Ignore attribute if present during comparisons. File hash values can be ignored with -i hash. This option cannot be used with the -o option. This option can be repeated.
Only report differences in attribute. This option cannot be used with the -i option. This option elides any action changes that do not affect attribute on an action.
Only compute differences for this variant value. For example, only compute differences for arch=sparc. This variant tag is removed for all actions before comparison. Only one value can be specified per variant. This option can be repeated for different variants.
The following exit values are returned:
No differences were found.
Differences were found.
An error occurred.
An unanticipated exception occurred.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: