[arch-dev-public] pkgstats: second try

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 19:35:20 EDT 2010

On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Ray Rashif <schivmeister at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11 September 2010 04:16, Daenyth Blank <daenyth+arch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 16:15, Ionuț Bîru <ibiru at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>> i noticed this myself when i tried to submit the data from other machine in
>>> my network.
>>> like an idea we can use the UUID from the root partition
>> Maybe.. Would it make more sense to take a hash of the eth0 mac
>> address? Not sure if that is sensible... I guess the UUID doesn't
>> change that often.
> That's right, it only changes when you format the hard disk. But Dan's
> IP+MAC algorithm above looks pretty good to me.

We could always just call uuidgen -r on package install and store that
in /etc/. That is the easiest thing in the world to then grab later.


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