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Re: Package download statistics

From: Francois Tigeot <ftigeot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 19:34:05 +0200

On Mon, May 06, 2013 at 11:27:47AM -0400, Pierre Abbat wrote:
> On Monday, May 06, 2013 14:13:59 Francois Tigeot wrote:
> > Now, the _very_ interesting (and unexpected) part is the less than 2% pkgsrc
> > packages usage.
> > Maybe it's just that pkgng is so much better, maybe it's that pkgsrc users
> > prefer to build software from source. Difficult to know.
> In my case, it's not that I *prefer* building from source, but that for at 
> least one quarter, there were no binary packages available, at least for 32-
> bit. pkg_rolling-replace takes over a week, and I have to restart it when it 
> conks out on a package, often because of the Python version. I'd much rather 
> use pkgin.

And now that there are DragonFly-3.4 pkgsrc packages, do you use them ?

I only counted 3.4 packages to get dports and pkgsrc on equal footing. Both
package types have been available since April 30 at least.

Francois Tigeot

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