I was gonna install Ktorrent from the Terminal with the command

sudo apt install kbittorrent

and I was asked

After this operation, 354 MB of additional disk space will be used

but can this really be right? Little ol' Ktorrent is a 354 MB installation? That's double the size of heavy image tool GIMP!

Is it safe to install this?

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    What is the full output? Probably it needs to get a huge number of other packages (dependencies) as well. – pomsky Jan 24 '19 at 17:25
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    I assume the command is sudo install ktorrent? The ubuntu repositories do not have a package kbittorrent – Charles Green Jan 24 '19 at 17:26
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    ktorrent has an installed size of 4.5 Megabytes, however it has a ton of dependencies. I get "After this operation, 319 MB of additional disk space will be used." (I assume the difference is that maybe I already have a few of the dependencies installed.) – Doug Smythies Jan 24 '19 at 17:38

KTorrent takes up about as much disk space as any other application does, but you're likely seeing a combination of all the packages that would have to be installed as a result. If you're not running KDE already this effectively means the amount of disk space needed for the core libraries (Qt) used.

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    ktorrent is 1Mb ;) – Rinzwind Jan 24 '19 at 17:29
  • Yes, the total includes all the new dependent packages listed, though I cannot find anything in the apt docs that says this explicitly. It is implied, though, similarly to how replacing a package will report 0 bytes. – user459652 Jan 24 '19 at 17:41

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