Is there a website where i can find how many packages the major distributions have?

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    Note that some distributions split development headers and often documentation into separate packages, so a simple "package count" is often meaningless. A somewhat extreme example would be {libgtk2.0-0, libgtk2.0-bin, libgtk2.0-common, libgtk2.0-dev, libgtk2.0-doc} on Debian versus {gtk2} on Arch. – grawity May 3 '12 at 9:01

Wikipedia keeps the probably most comprehensive and updated list.

Another question is why it would matter to you; package count does not say much in itself, and to the largest part, all the "big" packages are available for all distributions.

  • It has nothing to do with selection of a distribution, just curiosity. Thanks! – tr3quart1sta May 3 '12 at 8:45

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