# How many packages do MiKTeX and TeX Live contain? [duplicate]

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How many LaTeX classes and packages are there (say, on CTAN)?

Where can I find the total package count for TeX Live 2012 and MiKTeX 2.9?

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## marked as duplicate by Qrrbrbirlbel, Gonzalo Medina, Heiko Oberdiek, Harish Kumar, KurtDec 14 '12 at 3:08

It depends a bit what you mean by a package

``````\$ tlmgr show | wc -l
4955
``````

so tlmgr knows almost 5000 packages, but some of these are system-specific versions of binary packages. In my TL2012 installation I have this many packages installed.

``````\$ tlmgr show | grep "^i" |wc -l
2491
``````
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Does this also count packages installed in the personal tree? –  Gonzalo Medina Dec 14 '12 at 1:30
No I guess not, I'm not sure "package" means anything in this context other then the units installed by the texlive manager. It's not really related to "latex package" ie a file with .sty extension that you can of course just install by dropping in to a local directory. –  David Carlisle Dec 14 '12 at 1:33
I have no idea for TeX Live as I don't use it `:-(`
@Speravir there is also a full miktex installer on the `Other Downloads` section of Miktex download page –  texenthusiast Dec 14 '12 at 1:32