Total Packages in Sid?
On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 07:14:08PM -0600, Kumar Appaiah wrote:
> I wouldn't quite say that. It is difficult to put it that way, because
> several (most?) source packages produce several binary packages. For
> example, the source package libitpp produces binary packages
> libitpp-dev, libitpp6gf, libitpp6-dbg and libitpp-doc, all of which
> are being recounted. You would also recount multiple versions of
> several packages, like libraries (libnet0, libnet1 along with their
> *-dev packages). You also count several Debian native packages; while
> some of them (like ikiwiki) are generic, others (like dpkg) are Debian
> (derivative) specific. You have counted 67 packages which begin with
> iceweasel-l10n-. There are several such cases you have to look out for
> and decide whether to include in your search or not.
> As far as I can see, there isn't any unambiguous way by which you can
> arrive at an exact number, though you can estimate it if you account
> for the things I mention (and other problems).
Here is set of numbers made available by FTP Master Joerg Jaspert in
each flavour (experimental, stable, testing, proposed-updates etc.)
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