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BSDStats: reporting bug fixed

Marc Fournier-4

For those that have been having varying success with installing and running bsdstats ( sysutils/bsdstats ), we just fixed a bug on the server side that was causing new servers to fail to be able to report.  

If you have installed it recently, your server will get reported properly starting the beginning of Febrary ( if running out of periodic ), but if you want to test and make sure, please take a moment to run:

        bsdstats-send

As root, from the command line, to make sure that no errors are being generated.

For those unaware of what BSDStats is … it is an anonymous data collection script tthat can be installed on your desk / server to push out information about your server, including:

OS Version
Ports installed ( and version )
CPU
Devices
Country of Origin

The submission is totally anonymized, with no information about your server being stored in the database that can be traced back to you … all submissions are based on a token that is generated and stored in /var/db/bsdstats on your machine.

To see the statistics themselves, please go to http://bsdstats.org <http://bsdstats.org/> … its not just FreeBSD, but all known BSDs ( although the two biggest *are* FreeBSD and TrueOS/PCBSD ).

If anyone has any issues with bsdstats-send, or questions, please feel free to email me directly …


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Re: BSDStats: reporting bug fixed

Janos Dohanics
On Thu, 4 Jan 2018 18:57:29 -0800
Marc G Fournier <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> [...]
>
> To see the statistics themselves, please go to http://bsdstats.org
> <http://bsdstats.org/> ? its not just FreeBSD, but all known BSDs
> ( although the two biggest *are* FreeBSD and TrueOS/PCBSD ).
>
> If anyone has any issues with bsdstats-send, or questions, please
> feel free to email me directly ?

The page http://bsdstats.org/bt/countries.html shows 1,375 FreeBSD
installations in the US, which makes my 15 FreeBSD installations (which
all do send reports) 1.09% of that total - flattering, but hard to
believe. Makes me think that I'm in a small minority of FreeBSD users
who also use BSDStats.

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Janos Dohanics
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Re: BSDStats: reporting bug fixed

Marc Fournier-4

Its not part of the ‘standard install’ like it is for TrueOS, so its only when ppl talk about it that others know of it … I used to post a ‘monthly report’ that I should dig back up and resume, to remind folks that its there …

That said … most of the servers that are in the system report in once a month, on the 1st of the month … the bug that was recently fixed ‘straddled’ that period, so would have affected the numbers somewhat … not saying that the numbers would be *alot* bigger if the bug hadn’t been there, since it mostly affected new submitters, not those that have been doing so for years, but 1st of Feb *should* show a good boost over 1st of January …





> On Jan 13, 2018, at 04:11, Janos Dohanics <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> On Thu, 4 Jan 2018 18:57:29 -0800
> Marc G Fournier <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>>
>> [...]
>>
>> To see the statistics themselves, please go to http://bsdstats.org
>> <http://bsdstats.org/> ? its not just FreeBSD, but all known BSDs
>> ( although the two biggest *are* FreeBSD and TrueOS/PCBSD ).
>>
>> If anyone has any issues with bsdstats-send, or questions, please
>> feel free to email me directly ?
>
> The page http://bsdstats.org/bt/countries.html shows 1,375 FreeBSD
> installations in the US, which makes my 15 FreeBSD installations (which
> all do send reports) 1.09% of that total - flattering, but hard to
> believe. Makes me think that I'm in a small minority of FreeBSD users
> who also use BSDStats.
>
> --
> Janos Dohanics

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