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Originally Posted by antidrugue MPlayer? The Christian Marillat's repositories have it all. http://debian.video.free.fr/ for the list. There is a huge number of non-official repositories... see http://www.apt-get.org for a nice list. ...
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    Re: Debian wins it.


    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    MPlayer? The Christian Marillat's repositories have it all.
    http://debian.video.free.fr/ for the list.

    There is a huge number of non-official repositories... see http://www.apt-get.org for a nice list.
    Well that's not the point, for me anyway. I have a personal grudge against Debian because packages I find personally useful (particularly the Nvidia drivers) are relegated to the non-free repositories (thus not included on the distro media) or not included at all simply for political reasons. But I don't mean to rant about Debian here. They certainly do have a lot of packages.
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    I wonder, is it possible than Mandriva could be in this race?
    Last time I install it, I remember being quite surprise by the number of packages... Though you have to pay to have access to the nice stuff. Plus, I don't like Mandriva

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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    techieMoe, you have to get broadband
    Oh trust me, I've tried. I've done everything but leave flaming carcasses on the steps of my phone company. So far nothing has worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a thing
    Debian, but it still has KDE 3.3
    I'm running kde 3.5 rc1 on Kanotix ?

    # Unstable
    deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free

    # Testing
    deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free

    # Experimental
    #deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian ../project/experimental main contrib non-free
    #deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian ../project/experimental main contrib non-free

    # KDE 3.4.3
    deb http://debian.tu-bs.de/project/kanotix/unstable/ unstable main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://debian.tu-bs.de/project/kanotix/unstable/ unstable main contrib non-free

    # Kanotix
    deb http://files.kanotix.net/debian sid main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://files.kanotix.net/debian sid main contrib non-free

    # KDE 3.5-rc1 sid pkgs
    deb http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde-3.5-rc1 ./
    deb-src http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde-3.5-rc1 ./


    deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sid main

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    Re: Distros with the biggest repository ?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobNyc
    What are the distros with the biggest repository ?

    FreeBSD?
    Gentoo
    Debian

    ???
    Debian is easy to check with Synaptic (look in the bottom left hand corner). I believe it is around 15000.

    According to the FreeBSD website:
    There are currently 13672 ports in the FreeBSD Ports Collection.
    I believe Portage (Gentoo) is '8000+'. I remember seeing that somewhere but I could be wrong.

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    Re: Distros with the biggest repository ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    Debian is easy to check with Synaptic (look in the bottom left hand corner). I believe it is around 15000.
    Synaptic in etch shows 15,922 packages available ... but I've only got 526 installed. (I always forget about synaptic and use cli, but it's actually a sweet prog )
    I believe Portage (Gentoo) is '8000+'. I remember seeing that somewhere but I could be wrong.
    One thing about gentoo, though: it's a source distro and won't have a lot of different flavors for things that can be controlled by build options. One large example is the kernel; debian has many, many kernel flavors, but gentoo would only need a few. I'm not sure how different platforms enter into this, either, but I guess the packages I see in synaptic are all x86 ...

    Debian may still come out as the one with the most packages, but as has been covered already, you'll likely need to add the (unofficial) marillat repo to get everything you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobNyc
    Quote Originally Posted by a thing
    Debian, but it still has KDE 3.3
    I'm running kde 3.5 rc1 on Kanotix ?

    # Unstable
    deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free

    # Testing
    deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free

    # Experimental
    #deb http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian ../project/experimental main contrib non-free
    #deb-src http://ftp2.de.debian.org/debian ../project/experimental main contrib non-free

    # KDE 3.4.3
    deb http://debian.tu-bs.de/project/kanotix/unstable/ unstable main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://debian.tu-bs.de/project/kanotix/unstable/ unstable main contrib non-free

    # Kanotix
    deb http://files.kanotix.net/debian sid main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://files.kanotix.net/debian sid main contrib non-free

    # KDE 3.5-rc1 sid pkgs
    deb http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde-3.5-rc1 ./
    deb-src http://pkg-kde.alioth.debian.org/kde-3.5-rc1 ./


    deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sid main
    But that's not the official Debian repo.

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    According to debian.org, kde 3.4.2 is available in unstable.

    When you add ubuntu universe and multiverse, I belive it had over 16000 packages.

    Freebsd IIRC has 13000 and sometihng, like mentioned

    I belive Gentoo had far more than 8000 packages, 8000 might have been in 2004 or something.

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    If you come to think about it, any source based distro has a huge repository, because they use .tar.gz and those files, just need to look for 'em

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    If I enable all my repos(I never do), I have over 19000 packages for Debian stable alone i(a few of them are dummy packages though, I also don't enable them all for updating). It's default(the free stable base repo) is already the biggest one.
    Not using non-free is a personal choice, so it's repo should count as well.

    An obvious win for Debian

    PS: MP3 is supported in default as well.
    Debian has always ignored this patent (They don't remove something before it's actively enforced).

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