Re: Bug#8471: Size and InstalledSize
Brian C. White writes ("Bug#8471: Size and InstalledSize"):
> Package: dpkg-dev
> Version: 18.104.22.168
> The "dpkg-gencontrol" program gives the "InstalledSize" in kilobytes where
> the "Size" field is in bytes. Would it be worth multiplying the installed
> size by 1024 just to be consistant?
We certainly shouldn't change it so that the meaning of
already-distributed packages or files changes. If we do anything
there should be a unit on the size.
I'm not convinced it's worth it. It's pretty obvious to a human what
the units are, and a program can be made to deal with the information
in any way we feel is appropriate.
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