[Dev] package popularity tracking (Was: repo redirector modificatoins)

Andreas Grapentin andreas at grapentin.org
Tue Jun 11 18:46:56 GMT 2019

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 01:41:03PM -0400, bill-auger wrote:
> this third concern is related to the previous one of
> redirecting to out-of-sync mirrors because that results in
> multiple requests for the same package; often enough to skew the
> popularity ranking; so collecting fairly accurate numbers would
> require the redirector to distinguish when a package was
> actually downloaded and not merely that it was requested

Wouldn't it be possible to track successful downloads directly on the
mirrors and accumulate that data?



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