Re: Installed-Size and block size
Scripsit Andre Majorel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On 2004-10-06 16:09 +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > Do not try to compute Installed-Size by hand - dpkg-gencontrol will do
> > it for you correctly.
> For my enlightenment, what does dpkg-gencontrol do that is more
> correct than summing st_blocks ?
Use the source. It's free.
(Answer: dpkg-gencontrol uses du -k)
> > That is, unless you have a specific very good reason to bypass
> > dpkg-gencontrol (or its debhelper wrapper).
> I only use dpkg-architecture and dpkg-deb -b. Everything under
> DEBIAN/ is generated by hand.
Then you're asking for hardship. Have fun with it.
> Those are packages for a proprietary product. I looked into
> debhelper but it was just getting in the way
dpkg-gencontrol is not part of debhelper.
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