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Re: On adding size info to Packages files [very long]

On Sat, 6 Jun 1998, Raul Miller wrote:

> Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net> wrote:
> > How is it possible to check for block sizes with lintian? And what do you
> > expect a maintainer to do if they use a different block size and lintian
> > dislikes that? Reformat?
> To deal with block sizes we'll need to abandon (or upgrade) du.
> To find out what block sizes are for a file system, use statfs (or
> fstatfs).  This mostly matters on the target system, not where we're
> running lintian (which perhaps was Joey's point).
> A brutally simplistic mechanism for representing the data would
> provide a different sizes file for each different block size
> we support.  Optimizations are possible but may not be worth the
> effort.

Is du -k not the answer?

Or am I misunderstanding you?


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