On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 07:49:40PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: > Martin Dorey <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > 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: > > Agreed. At the time Policy was originally written, kilobyte nearly > universally meant kibibyte in the industry. I'll change this to: > > The disk space is given as the integer value of the installed size > in bytes divided by 1024 and rounded (in other words, the size in > kibibytes). > > for the next release. (I believe this is an informative change that > doesn't require seconds.) I formally object to the part '(in other words, the size in kibibytes)'. (I believe this change is not informative and only serve the purpose of endorsing a standard which does not meet consensus in Debian.) Cheers, -- Bill. <email@example.com> Imagine a large red swirl here.
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