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FS#14270 - {archweb_pub} show also the package size on web site

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Rodolfo Borges (bart9h) - Friday, 17 April 2009, 01:46 GMT
Last edited by Dan McGee (toofishes) - Saturday, 27 February 2010, 02:43 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Web Sites
Status Closed
Assigned To Dan McGee (toofishes)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.2.2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


The output of 'pacman -Ss' should include the package download size.

On the there should be a size column too.

Edit: changed title to reflect current bug request..
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Closed by  Dan McGee (toofishes)
Saturday, 27 February 2010, 02:43 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by xduugu (xduugu) - Tuesday, 12 May 2009, 19:39 GMT
Uncomment or add "ShowSize" in your pacman.conf and it'll show the download size.
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Thursday, 14 May 2009, 04:07 GMT
  • Field changed: Category (General → Web Sites)
  • Field changed: Architecture (All → All)
  • Task assigned to Dusty Phillips (Dusty)
Moved from pacman to website category and pacman already has an option to do this.
Comment by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Sunday, 14 June 2009, 22:30 GMT
Is it any useful for a website?
Comment by Laszlo Papp (djszapi) - Saturday, 07 November 2009, 08:19 GMT
maybe If you go the mirror you choosed you will see the size while downloading, and you can decide download it or not. Is there any other purpose of this request ?
Comment by Rodolfo Borges (bart9h) - Saturday, 07 November 2009, 16:27 GMT
yes, there is a purpose. people browse the packages looking for software to install.
there are often multiple options to choose from, and the size of the package is indeed a relevant indicator.

if it does not take much time to implement, it could be a useful feature.
the same goes for the package management tools (pacman, etc).