[aur-general] pkgstats and unused [community] packages

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Wed Oct 27 14:23:03 EDT 2010

On Tue, 26 Oct 2010 20:03:30 -0400, Kaiting Chen <kaitocracy at gmail.com>
> Not true, Arch could set up a round robin proxy to other mirrors such that
> when a package is requested it returns a HTTP 302 or HTTP 303 redirect. Then
> the only network traffic routed through Arch servers would only be the
> request HTTP headers which is quite insubstantial but would still allow real
> package statistics to be retrieved.
> Kaiting.

This is called mirrorbrain (ok, it is a little more advanced). We just
lack a server and someone to implement this. To make it more effective
we'd also need some pacman modifications.

Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

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