[blfs-dev] Package statistics

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 09:01:36 PST 2012


Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 09:34:29PM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Ken,
>>    brasero, eog, and empathy do not have size/space/time data.
>>

>  True.  There will be others.  Of the approx 180 packages, some are
> not dependencies of what I regard as essential, nor things that
> interest me, so I haven't built them.  Some other packages will have
> size, but not space/time.  Once it's all in, I can go back and look
> at them.

If you haven't built them, how do you know if the instructions work?
Perhaps an "Under development" tag would be appropriate.

>  AFAIK, everything has an md5sum.  Would it help if I ensured there
> was a download size ?

Yes.

>  I'm taking the view that (having built enough of gnome to get a
> workable desktop) the important thing is to get the packages and
> instructions (even though some of the instructions/dependencies may
> be slightly obsolete for current gnome-3.2).

I don't have a problem with slightly out of date packages.

   -- Bruce



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