"BSDstats: Minor Update to Port ..."

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at freebsd.org
Mon Apr 30 16:45:01 UTC 2007

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- --On Monday, April 30, 2007 18:50:42 +0300 Toomas Aas 
<toomas.aas at raad.tartu.ee> wrote:

> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> I've just made a slight change to the port so that it adds a bsdstats.sh
>> script  to /usr/local/etc/rc.d that can be enabled in /etc/rc.conf so that
>> it runs on  system reboot ...
> So, do I understand it right that there is no harm in running the script
> several times a month (i.e. it doesn't increase the stats every time it's
> run)? So far I've been running the script manually at the beginning of each
> month on my home PC and been a bit nervous that I maybe spoil the stats
> accidentally...

The only 'risks' are those running it on a LiveCD, since it can't save the key 
values ... but, on a desktop / server / laptop, it saves a file in 
/var/db/bsdstats that contains two values unique to your machine that are used 
in reporting, so that if you submit once a day, it will only show up as one 
entry ...

The big change with my recent commit is that that whole 'first of month' 
doesn't really apply anymore, but, based on talking to several ppl, we suspect 
that we've been losing a fair number of reporters that have installed it, but 
their machines aren't actually turned on at 5am on the 1st of each month :(

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