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Package count on Debian homepage

It think that statements on the homepage and on the "why Debian?" pages
like "Debian comes with over 37500 different pieces of software." are a
bit misleading since newcomers will most likely interpret this as the
number of software projects that are packaged within Debian. Counting
the binary/non-source packages inflates the package count with
debug/header/documentation packages.

I think it would be more appropriate to put up a count of source
packages. For example, in the Debian Administrator's handbook, there is
the statement "Furthermore, with more than 17,300 source packages, the
available software can meet almost any need that one could have, whether
at home or in the enterprise" [1].

Many thanks and regards,


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