"Featured ports of the month"

Clement Laforet sheepkiller at cultdeadsheep.org
Wed May 19 13:33:02 PDT 2004

On Wed, 19 May 2004 15:50:34 -0400
Mikhail Teterin <mi+mx at aldan.algebra.com> wrote:

> On a related subject -- the most popular ports.
> The simplest is to just collect and publish download statistics as
> collected by ftp.FreeBSD.org and the major mirrors?
> More complex, but interesting would be to have ``make install'' send
> an icmp (or udp) packet somewhere describing as much as the admin
> wants it to describe -- from merely the portname (default) to "the
> works" -- including portversion, build options, `uname -a`.
> The reporting program (say, portreport) can be a port in itself. Once
> it is installed, installing any port will automaticly invoke it. The
> aggregated results can be published on a web-site.

It should be easier/faster to port debian popularity contest:

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