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When building a package, the control file can include an Extra-Size field. This field is a number that is added to the total Installed-Size field value. The size is in Kb (multiple of 1024 bytes.)

The value must be a valid number or an error occurs. The value is expected to be a decimal number.

In general this value is used when a package getting installed creates files using one of its scripts. These files being created dynamically, the packager cannot know their sizes ahead of time.

The field is removed from the output package control file.