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Old 06-17-2008, 09:30 PM
Albert Hopkins
 
Default Portage, RPM or DPKG: number of packaged software comparison

On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 18:23 +0100, Neil Bothwick wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 19:09:43 +0200, Simon Jolle sjolle wrote:
>
> > Debian, by a long shot. 26,000 packages. Next closest competitor
> > (Ubuntu) has 23,000.
>
> Both of those split many packages into a two, with the headers in a
> separate -devel package. One of the reasons why such comparisons do
> little more than justify Oscar Wilde's view of statistics.
>
>
Not to mention Debian/Ubuntu does thing like, for example for psycopg,
there is

psycopg1 for python 2.4
psycopg1 for python 2.5
psycopg2 for python 2.4
psycopg2 for python 2.5

That's 4 different packages for one piece of software. Whereas in
Gentoo it's just one package: dev-python/psycopg.

-a


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