Disk Space Requirements

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Sep 27 15:38:52 PDT 2004


Matthew Burgess wrote:
> Randy McMurchy wrote:
[snip]
>> I'm building a fresh testing environment and I can pass along
>> the disk space usage for each package if y'all want me to.
> 
> 
> That'd be a great help, thanks.

Well, then. I'll be happy to pass along the numbers when I
finish. One more question though. It seems

du -b

and

du -h

result in grossly different numbers. For example, the
linux-libc-headers package after untarring (source tree dir)

du -b = 15,142,699
du -h = 24M

Which is the one to use? Over in BLFS, I use the higher number,
whichever one it may be.

-- 
Randy



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