popularity package context on fedora

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Tue May 4 16:30:57 UTC 2010

Ricky Zhou (ricky at fedoraproject.org) said: 
> > 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.

Ricky's analysis is correct. Mirrormanager logs only tell us what
version/arch someone is looking for, not what packages.


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