[pacman-dev] [RFC] [PATCH] Implement a du --apparent-size equivalent

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Jun 12 04:15:10 UTC 2016

On 11/06/16 17:53, Alastair Hughes wrote:
> From: Alastair Hughes <hobbitalastair at yandex.com>
> Add a pkgsize binary which mimics the behaviour of GNU du --apparent-size -skl.
> Fixes FS#47943.
> Signed-off-by: Alastair Hughes <hobbitalastair at gmail.com>
> ---
> I haven't done much C programming before - I'd appreciate any feedback you have.
> At the moment, this patch creates a new pkgsize binary as an extra utility, and
> installs with the other utilities.
> I think that it would be better if it installed it to a libexec dir, but I'm
> not entirely sure how to do that without making a mess.

I really don't want to provide a binary just to do this.

My preferred solution is just to test "du -sk --apparent-size" in a
temporary directory during configure and switch to just "du -sk" if it


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