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Re: [RFC] Suggestion for package ordering

Quoting Andreas Tille:
> Is this popularity-contest really necessary.  What about a script
> which analyses FTP-servers log-files and counting how often a
> package was downloaded?  Running this script on the main mirrors
> would make a reasonable statistic.

	It doesn't just check downloads.  It also checks atimes on the
package's files.  popularity-contest checks a package's *use*.

	Of course, I may be confusing the poor thing, as I have a
slink-and-a-half system that has quite a few potato packages built
with "fakeeroot apt-get source --compile".

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