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    Debian Breaks 10k Package Mark
    Submitted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 20, 2002 – 20:39
    DebianThis morning, a tear of pride came to my eye when I updated my packages to discover that the 10,000 package mark was crossed (in sid). From dselect update: “Information about 10001 package(s) was updated.” What a time to be alive! How are you planning to celebrate?
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    Subject: Re: Debian Breaks 10k Package Mark
    Author: niko
    Date: Friday, 2002/06/21 – 18:03
    > What a time to be alive! How are you planning to celebrate?

    Gravity bong, roast beef, and Frank Zappa. Huzzah!

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    Subject: Under “other limits to break”
    Author: slim
    Date: Friday, 2002/06/21 – 16:55
    How about breaking the “one release per year” limit? Now that would be worth celebrating.
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    Subject: Re: Debian Breaks 10k Package Mark
    Author: termos
    Date: Friday, 2002/06/21 – 16:03
    Information about 9833 package(s) was updated.
    .. I am not jumping around like a crazy person just yet.
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    Subject: Debian is ‘main’ and ‘non-US/main’ only.
    Author: bignose
    Date: Friday, 2002/06/21 – 06:41
    The social contract reads:

    We have created “contrib” and “non-free” areas in our FTP archive for this software. The software in these directories is not part of the Debian system, although it has been configured for use with Debian.

    The Debian Policy reads:

    2. The Debian Archive
    The _main_ and the _non-US/main_ sections together form the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.

    Packages in the other sections are not considered to be part of the Debian distribution, although we support their use and provide infrastructure for them […]

    So I’ll celebrate when there are 10,000 packages in Debian, not in Debian-plus-other-stuff.

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    Subject: Re: Debian is ‘main’ and ‘non-US/main’ only.
    Author: bartvh
    Date: Friday, 2002/06/21 – 09:22
    /var/lib/apt/lists$ grep “^Package:” ftp.uk.debian.org*_main_*Packages | wc -l


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    Subject: I tried it
    Author: Malthus
    Date: Friday, 2002/06/21 – 02:14
    I tried it. here are the issues I had 🙂
    1. it hung for a while doing dhcp (msg was sending discover) didn’t know what was happenning. Should say trying to autodetect network settings or something or give you a choice
    2. discover didn’t load drivers for my usb (via 686b chipset) I know discover works with this chipset. Hence my usb mouse never worked

    also it would be nice if there were some more choices for filesystem type and some virtual terminals and maybe a debug console.
    Jolly good show though 🙂

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    Subject: Re: Debian Breaks 10k Package Mark
    Author: carney1979
    Date: Friday, 2002/06/21 – 00:35
    I’ll celebrate when Woody becomes “stable”.


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    Subject: Re: Debian Breaks 10k Package Mark
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Thursday, 2002/06/20 – 22:26
    Perhaps we need to split the package piles into more categories? Seems that to ‘apt-get update’ via modem every other day takes forever to download, even when only one or two packages are updated.
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    Subject: Re: Debian Breaks 10k Package Mark
    Author: ametzler
    Date: Friday, 2002/06/21 – 11:59
    This has nothing to do with categories but with using one big Packages file which has to be downloaded completely even on a small change.

    Take a look at http://www.debianplanet.org/article.php?sid=633 and http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2002/debian-devel-200203/msg01966.html for a proposed solution.

    The thing’ll probably see post-woody is a combination Packages.gz + daily/weekly diffs – this’ll minimize the load of data to be transfered (even less than rsync) without adding a huge load to the mirror network.
    cu andreas

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    Subject: Re: Debian Breaks 10k Package Mark
    Author: d00d
    Date: Thursday, 2002/06/20 – 21:33
    What a time to be alive! How are you planning to celebrate?

    how about to celebrate by closing an RFP/ITP?

    so we can reach 15k and celebrate again 🙂

    *cough* #120351 *cough*

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    Subject: yeah
    Author: Malthus
    Date: Thursday, 2002/06/20 – 21:27
    I used to check that everytime I upgraded with dselect but now I just use apt-get, how do you view the number of packages using apt-get.
    Yeah, and I am celebrating right now with my Henne(ssy), alize , courvosier, and a 40 (ounce).
    May the force be debians umbrella.
    Couple this with the pgi woody isos 🙂
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    Subject: Re: yeah
    Author: Joy
    Date: Thursday, 2002/06/20 – 22:02
    See apt-cache stats.
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