Did someone compare the number of ports with packages in Linux distros?
theraven at FreeBSD.org
Mon Mar 18 02:06:49 UTC 2013
It's quite difficult to do meaningful comparisons. For example, we have a port for gcc 4.7, but Debian has, last time I counted, over ten distinct packages for each GCC release. There are other places where we have split things up into multiple ports, but other operating systems use a single one.
On 17 Mar 2013, at 16:24, Alexander Leidinger <Alexander at Leidinger.net> wrote:
> does someone know about some kind of statistics which compare the
> number of ports/packages on Linux distros? I search something which
> makes sense to compare with the number of our ports, not something which
> takes e.g. "qt4" and "qt4 includes" as different entities.
> Yes, I know that even such a number is like apples and oranges, as the
> "linux base system" consists of packages too, and that the "linux base
> system" may contain stuff which we have in ports.
> The idea is to have something which may be useful in rapid-prototyping
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