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Get notified when packages are built

A new feature has been added. FreshPorts already tracks package built by the FreeBSD project. This information is displayed on each port page. You can now get an email when FreshPorts notices a new package is available for something on one of your watch lists. However, you must opt into that. Click on Report Subscriptions on the right, and New Package Notification box, and click on Update.

Finally, under Watch Lists, click on ABI Package Subscriptions to select your ABI (e.g. FreeBSD:14:amd64) & package set (latest/quarterly) combination for a given watch list. This is what FreshPorts will look for.

How big is it

It was a few days ago that I was thinking about search engines crawling through this website. I began to wonder just how many web pages there are here. To calculate this total, it's not just a simple matter of counting files on disk. Most of the web pages are created from entries in the database. One recent evening, I started to design a formula to find out how many web pages there are. Roughly. This will not be 100% accurate, but it will be close.

Pages on disk

First, let's count the number of pages on disk:

$ ls *.php | wc -l
68
Number of categories

There is a page for each category:

# select count(*) from categories;
 count
-------
   119
(1 row)
Number of ports

There are ports, and there are deleted ports. I'll show both:

# select count(*) from ports_all where status = 'A';
 count
-------
 32215

# select count(*) from ports_all where status = 'D';
 count
-------
 23332
(1 row)
Number of files in the ports tree

There is a page for each file in the ports tree:

[dan@ngaio:/usr/ports] $ find . | wc -l
161825
[dan@ngaio:/usr/ports] $
Count last performed at Sat, 13 Apr 2024 03:01:04 GMT
Number of commits

There is a page for each commit:

# select count(*) from commit_log;
 count
-------
649553
(1 row)
Number of ports for each commit

For each commit, you can view the files modified by that commit for a particular port:

# select count(*) from commit_log_ports;
 count
-------
1464323
(1 row)
How many days?

For each day, there is a page showing the commits for that day. How many days do we have?

# select count(distinct commit_date) from commit_log;
 count
-------
  8708
(1 row)
How many users?

Each user has a page:

# select count(*) from users;
 count
-------
 14476
(1 row)
How many watch lists?

For each watch list, there is a page:

# select count(*) from watch_list;
 count
-------
 14944
(1 row)
Estimated total

That gives a grand total of 2,369,563 pages. On my last count, that's about 0.029406% of the web pages on Google1

Notes

  • These statistics are updated daily.
  • 1The number of Google pages used in this calculation is 8,058,044,651.
How much diskspace?

The total space used by the FreshPorts database is:

# select pg_database_size('freshports.org');
 pg_database_size
------------------
56,211,956,591
(1 row)

That's bytes...

This value might be easier to parse: 52 GB