[linux-elitists] Re: Which Linux distribution is the most powerful?
Fri Jul 2 12:31:14 PDT 2004
Matthew Galgoci wrote:
> What defines a 'powerful package' in your eyes, Mr B?
One that has the word "powerful" in the package description.
> Don't forget yum repos set up on fedora.us and freshrpms.net :)
How hard would it be for you to do a search and figure out how many of
those packages are "powerful"? And what percentage of the total that is?
It'd be greatly appreciated.
So, one thing I was wondering about the non-powerful packages in Debian
was why they're in the distro in the first place, if they're not
powerful? I thought for a bit that they might be really "simple", but
there's only about 10% that are:
evan unicorn:~% apt-cache search simple | wc -l
And, y'know, some of those are actually powerful, too:
evan unicorn:~% apt-cache search simple powerful | wc -l
There also just aren't a lot of packages that are "easy":
evan unicorn:~% apt-cache search easy | wc -l
So, by rough ballpark figures, there's about 12-13 thousand packages in
Debian that are neither powerful, simple, nor easy. In other words, the
vast majority of Debian packages are hard to use, complex, and *don't
even do anything useful.*
It's kinda depressing.
Mister Bad <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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