Has the port collection become to large to handle.
roberthuff at rcn.com
Sun May 14 14:48:16 UTC 2006
> Comments have been posted about how to determine in a fair way
> which ports would be included in the most commonly used category?
> The solution to that concern is pretty easy to do. Modify the
> master make code to post a count to a special purpose FreeBSD
> website by passing it a cookie. Now every time a any user runs
> the port "make install" that special purpose FreeBSD website will
> be accessed counting how many times that port is really executed.
That works fine ... right up until some goober <waves hand> has
to rebuild four times because they didn't understand the options, or
it conflicted with something else, or needed to be reinstalled after
a system crash, etc..
And even if the technolgy works, I understand the position of
the poster who doesn't want others knowing what is installed. At
best it would be optional and on an "opt-in" basis; this means
large numbers of people won't ... and there goes confidence in the
rest of the data.
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