popularity package context on fedora

Ricky Zhou ricky at fedoraproject.org
Mon May 3 19:29:25 UTC 2010

On 2010-05-03 09:25:06 PM, Thomas Spura wrote:
> Wouldn't it be easier to let MirrorManager do that?
> This way each mirror can save a counter per package and publish them
> statically on the server side. To get a total amount of the data, all
> counter files from all servers needs to be collected and that's it.
> Maybe a bit less data, than collecting anything like in smolt...
> Of course, this does not say 'how many computers out there have package
> X'. Maybe it fails and one needs to download a package twice and so on.
> But I think this would be a first great approximation.
I don't think yum requests packages specifically from mirrormanager.  It
gets a mirror URL from mirrormanager, then downloads everything else
directly from the mirror that it gets back.

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