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Re: Bug#8471: Size and InstalledSize

Brian C. White writes ("Bug#8471: Size and InstalledSize"):
> Package: dpkg-dev
> Version:
> 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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