Subject: RE: automatic package statistics
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/14/1999 18:36:07
On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Tim Rightnour wrote:
> I think the right thing to do is write a perl script that looks at the logs for
>, and records how many times that distfile is downloaded, or
> attempted to be downloaed. (if that one is in the logs, not sure).

This is very very true - the ftp server's logs should be really used for
some statistics. Maybe I should find time to continue that project ...

> What I would not object to, is logic in, that sends out information
> like the above, but must be explicitly turned on by the user, and ships with a
> NO in mk.conf.example, with a comment urging people to turn it on (with proper
> explanations of what it does).

Well, given all the reasons stated here by many people, I'd prefer not to
see such code for now.

 - Hubert

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