How many packages do you have?

I’m curious to see. im at 1203. Need to debloat soon. (qemu is destroying my computer)

edit: I changed computers! My new package count is 518.

According to Fastfetch…

Packages: 1436 (pacman)

Packages: 1220 (pacman), 27 (flatpak)

But thats on a pretty recent clean install. Im gonna manage to get past the 2000 eventually

Packages: 2042 (pacman), 8 (flatpak)
I’m using this machine for development, my stack pulls a lot of dependencies apparently.
Also I usually don’t remove make dependencies.
No bloat here, I won’t need to debloat soon :slight_smile:
KDE Plama 6

Using Cinnamon DE: 1242 (pacman), 418 (nix-user), 80 (nix-default)
Main extra packages: qemu-full, various themes

Relieved to see I’m in (good?) company …

Daily drive desktop: 1583 (pacman)
Laptop nearby: 1649 (pacman)

Packages: 2200 (pacman)

Daily driver laptop, KDE Plasma

Simple man, simple usecase (1050 pacman)
Daily driver laptop with Gnome

Packages: 1143 (pacman)
KDE Plasma
(nearly a fresh install) so more Packeges will follow^^ but not that much^^

Packages: 2441 (pacman), 6 (flatpak)

Packages: 1059 (pacman)

2360 : fastfetch

Packages: 1144 (pacman)

Laptop with Cinnamon and :enos:


Packages: 956 (pacman)

Laptop with EOS Cinnamon. :enos:

Relatively fresh install. Possible growth in number, I suppose. But I pretty much have what I need installed.


1156 but so misleading. if a command was invented that showed how many apps/programs you had only it would be a more telling number: base install + stuff you added.
One app program might be 8 rundep packages so it seems meaningless to make sense of the numbers. In other words package # is an arbitrary number.

Neofetch also says β€œ8” flatpak packages but it’s really just 2 apps plus all the crap flatpak drags in.

Then if you uninstall something and have all the debris in your cache and orphans and -Qtdq stuff then the inactive stuff is still in the --fetch total(?).


Here it is

>[sermor@sermor-eospc ~]$ fastfetch
                     ./o.                   sermor@sermor-eospc
                   ./sssso-                 -------------------
                 `:osssssss+-               OS: EndeavourOS rolling x86_64
               `:+sssssssssso/.             Kernel: Linux 6.9.1-zen1-1-zen
             `-/ossssssssssssso/.           Uptime: 31 mins
           `-/+sssssssssssssssso+:`         Packages: 1814 (pacman)
         `-:/+sssssssssssssssssso+/.        Shell: bash 5.2.26
       `.://osssssssssssssssssssso++-       Display (VG258): 1920x1080 @ 60Hz
      .://+ssssssssssssssssssssssso++:      DE: KDE Plasma 6.0.4
    .:///ossssssssssssssssssssssssso++:     WM: KWin (X11)
  `:////ssssssssssssssssssssssssssso+++.    WM Theme: Breeze
`-////+ssssssssssssssssssssssssssso++++-    Theme: Breeze (Dark) [QT], Breeze-Dark [GTK2], Breeze [GTK3]
 `..-+oosssssssssssssssssssssssso+++++/`    Icons: breeze-dark [QT], breeze-dark [GTK2/3/4]
   ./++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++/:.      Font: Noto Sans (10pt) [QT], Noto Sans (10pt) [GTK2/3/4]
  `:::::::::::::::::::::::::------``        Cursor: breeze (24px)
                                            Terminal: konsole 24.2.2
                                            CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700X (16) @ 4,66 GHz
                                            GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT [Discrete]
                                            Memory: 5,14 GiB / 62,71 GiB (8%)
                                            Swap: Disabled
                                            Disk (/): 291,70 GiB / 1,82 TiB (16%) - btrfs
                                            Local IP (enp4s0): *
                                            Locale: it_IT.UTF-8

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Packages β†’ 1863 (pacman) :enos: Plasma Desktop PC


1044 (pacman) :enos: Openbox

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I have 2198, 14 flatpak and 11 brew.

This feels more like an inverted penis measuring competition… starting with the idea that 1203 is somehow β€˜bloated’… to bring out the paranoia in people who keep hearing how bad bloat is…

Someone comes up with 1600, then the next guy comes up with 1060 and everyone replies β€˜Niiiiice’.

Let’s see who has the smallest :rofl: