tracking number of users for a port

Jeffrey Bouquet jeffreybouquet at
Mon Oct 29 23:25:04 UTC 2012

--- On Mon, 10/29/12, Eitan Adler <lists at> wrote:

> From: Eitan Adler <lists at>
> Subject: Re: tracking number of users for a port
> To: "Kristopher Clark" <kclark at>
> Cc: "freebsd-ports at" <freebsd-ports at>
> Date: Monday, October 29, 2012, 1:08 PM
> On 29 October 2012 16:05, Kristopher
> Clark <kclark at>
> wrote:
> > Once a port is in the tree is there a way to track how
> many people are using that port?
> Not easily.  You may be interested in  There
> have been discussions about using a dummy, empty, distfile
> in order to
> track downloads but there were some concerns about privacy
> and
> implementation issues which makes this very non-likely.
> -- 
> Eitan Adler
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>'s ports link was broken for a long time, recently fixed. It is also useful to check which ports one may wish to install; 
x11-clocks for instance, if many more are using some port it may
be more useful overall; also a way to read all the port names 

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