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Re: package sizes

> > box. I would like to be able to browse the ftp site and
> > find out how big a package is going to be once it is installed
> > *before* having to download it.
> Just download the Packages file for each distribution.  The installed
> size is the 'Size' field.  The size of the .deb you can get from the
> ls-lR.gz in the root directory.

Actually, as I understand it, "Size" is the size of the debian package
and "Installed-Size" is (supposed to be) the size once installed.

(I originally requested "size" and "md5sum" for sanity checking in dftp.)
                                 ( bcwhite@verisim.com )
    In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they're not.

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