Did someone compare the number of ports with packages in Linux distros?

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at des.no
Mon Mar 18 13:42:37 UTC 2013

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com> writes:
> Install many packages by pkg_add .
> When a desktop ( KDE . FluxBox , Gnome ) is started :
> Mouse , key board is NOT working , they are solid rock .
> To mount removable media : I could not find a way to it .

That is not my experience.  Simply installing x11/gnome2 gives me a
functional desktop, and AFAIR Gnome automounts CDs and memory sticks.
The only trouble I've had was hald and moused arguing over who gets to
talk to the mouse, which I fixed by disabling moused in rc.conf.

> For example : Version 9.1 Release DVD has some packages , but during
> install , there is NO any way to install them .

because of this:


We have a number of people working very hard (too hard, in some cases)
to ensure that this does not happen again and that 8.4 and 9.2 ship with
a full set of packages.  It wouldn't hurt to show some gratitude.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

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