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Re: Vancouver meeting - clarifications

On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 01:07:07PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 01:46:17AM +0100, Pierre THIERRY wrote:
> > - Debian: 11 ports, 9157 packages (sarge) [17593 in sid]
> > - NetBSD: 55 ports, 5300 packages
> It should be noted that the definition of 'port' isn't necessarily the
> same if you compare NetBSD against Debian; for instance, NetBSD/mac68k
> and NetBSD/amiga count as two ports, whereas in Debian, they count as
> one (albeit the 'subarchitecture' is different)

Additionally, they do not provide binaries for all their packages.  In
fact, the pkgsrc collection does not even follow the normal release
cycle.  When NetBSD is ready to release, they simply take a snapshot of
pkgsrc.  It's not even a requirement that the packages in pkgsrc are
even buildable on all supported platforms.

NetBSD is able to support as many platforms as they do because they have
very different requirements for "support" than we do.  It's not a good
idea to compare us to them.


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