Yes, most definitely ... port will always have the latest version, I just copy it up to the web site afterwards for "the other BSDs" :)

Sorry for the confusion ...

--On Sunday, October 01, 2006 21:09:52 -0500 Paul Schmehl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Marc, is the port no longer being maintained?

--On October 1, 2006 8:12:05 PM -0300 "Marc G. Fournier"

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Apologies for the multi-list post, but I've been receiving several
requests from varous *BSD users about this, so figured I'd hit everyone
in one fell swoop ...

First, for those that aren't aware, back in August, after some lengthy
discussions on the FreeBSD mailing lists, I built a script that is meant
to provide a means of building up usage metrics for the *BSD operating
systems ... something that refreshes itself mountly (ie. periodic
monthly script in FreeBSD) so that it isn't "who installed *BSD", but
"who is currently running *BSD" ...

The results of this work can be seen at

This is not a "FreeBSD is better then ..." sort of thing, although some
wish to see it that way ... the point is to get an idea of how many are
running *BSDs to show vendors (both software and hardware) that we
aren't just a bunch of hobbiest, but are viable market that they should
be addressing.

Since we started this, we've hit two hurdles that had to be addressed by
upgrading the script in such a way that makes the older ones unable to
be used for reporting ...

If you are running the script, please make sure that you are running the
*newest* version, which is available at:


For those paranoid about running stuff like this ... its a shell script,
and there is nothing 'hidden' or 'covert' about it ... it sends in what
operating system, what version and what architecture you are running ...
we do not store your IP or hostname in the database, everything is key'd
off a key you send in on first connection, and a token we send back ...
after that first run, unless you remove the token file from your server,
it will repeatedly use the same key/token pair ...

And, the script is meant to be run monthly ... we are looking for long
term usage numbers, not a 'point in time' sort of thing ...

So, if you haven't downloaded and upgraded to the newest version, please
do and run the script when finished to get your host into the system.

If you have any questions, please email me directly ...

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