[arch-dev-public] pkgstats: second try

Ionuț Bîru ibiru at archlinux.org
Fri Sep 10 14:58:28 EDT 2010

On 09/10/2010 06:52 PM, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Hi all,
> two years ago (http://www.archlinux.org/news/419/) I created a stupid
> script to get some stats about package usage from our users.
> I did some improvements. The client now submits the mirror used by
> pacman. On the server side statistics about the country (looked up by
> geoip) are stored and more important all data are stored with a
> timestamp. This way we should be able to see usage trends etc.. It would
> also be possible to have users submit data regularly without messing up
> all stats.
> For now please have a look at the client itself. Check the output of
> "-s" and make sure you are using 2.0-2; especially if you use a password
> in your mirrorlist. ;-) The results can be found at
> https://www.archlinux.de/?page=PackageStatistics It's quite rough and
> needs a lot of optimization. It also just shows the overall stats.
> Note, that my goal is to collect data that are actually useful to us
> and not just nice to see. If you have any suggestions or ideas let me
> know. I think once this is working properly we should make another
> announcement to get helpful stats for a package cleanup or some
> mirroring improvements.
> Greetings,
> Pierre

maybe we want to announce this again on forums and news to collect more 


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