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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:
> 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.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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