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Date: 2007-11-29 (21:14)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Package popularity on Debian and Ubuntu

I did a little study of the package popularity contest results recently and 
discovered lots of interesting things.

One thing that puzzles me though, is why there are ~13,000 installs of 
ocaml-base-nox (runtime system for ocaml bytecode executables) but only 
~5,500 installs of ocaml-nox (everything needed to develop non-graphical 
ocaml applications).

Presumably there are packages with ~7,500 installs that use only the runtime 
to run but I can't think what it is and would be interested to know because 
these are presumably quite notable pieces of software written in OCaml.

Any ideas?

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.