Bug#534408: debian-policy: Installed-Size is defined as "kilobytes" but dpkg-gencontrol fills it in with kibibytes
On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 07:13:23PM -0700, Martin Dorey wrote:
> Package: debian-policy
> Version: 184.108.40.206
> Severity: minor
> debian-policy appears to define Installed-Size's units as thousands of bytes:
> > 5.6.20 Installed-Size
> > This field appears in the control files of binary packages, and in the Packages files. It gives the total amount of disk space required to install the named package.
> > The disk space is represented in kilobytes as a simple decimal number.
> I suspect this is informal language describing an intention to use kibibytes - units of 1024 bytes - as implemented by dpkg-gencontrol's use of du -k:
Could we simply not discuss this issue at all ? This would save time and I do
not think anybody would change their mind anyway.
Imagine a large red swirl here.