Package download statistics

Justin Sherrill justin at
Mon May 6 05:58:11 PDT 2013

On Mon, May 6, 2013 at 8:13 AM, Francois Tigeot <ftigeot at> wrote:

> * 98.55% of downloaded packages are pkgng/dports versions

This is going to be skewed to some extent because someone using pkgsrc
is probably not starting from scratch.  A dports user will be
downloading everything, and a pkgsrc user will just be downloading
upgrades.  Also, a pkgsrc user is very likely to be using
pkg_rolling-replace or something similar to upgrade, which wouldn't
show.  Or they might just not have upgraded yet.

So, these numbers are accurate - for new users, not the existing base.
 That doesn't necessarily change the conclusions to draw from it - I'm
very interested to see the numbers over the next few months...

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