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Re: New APT version

Raul Miller <rdm@test.legislate.com> writes:

> Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca> wrote:
> > How do you intend to get the information? Examine the debs after they are
> > downloaded?
> Of course, it could be added as a field in the package description, but
> I believe Manoj was intending to add it as an extra control file for
> the package (which would require downloading the package, unless further
> provisions were  taken -- and, yes, you could extract the file by 
> direct examination of the archive part of the package, with no package
> format change but a bit more software,  though this would be a bit
> more resource intensive than extracting a control file).

What about querying the user whether he wants to check the size or not 
when no additioan du information is included with the archive? Of
cause it should also be configurable to always or never generate the
du infos manually via the config file.

May the Source be with you.

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