Vote for your favourite packages automatically
The popularity-contest package sets up a cron job that will
periodically anonymously submit to the Debian developers
statistics about the most used Debian packages on this system.
This information helps Debian making decisions such as which packages
should go on the first CD. It also lets Debian improve future versions
of the distribution so that the most popular packages are the ones which
are installed automatically for new users.
DEBIAN PACKAGE POPULARITY CONTEST - Avery Pennarun <email@example.com>
This package contains a script, /usr/sbin/popularity-contest, which
generates a list of the packages installed on your system, in order of
most-recently-used to least-recently-used. The simplest way to use this
information is to help clean up your hard drive by removing unused packages.
This directory contains some scripts used to post-process popularity-contest
entries. You should have a lot of submissions from different users (at
least 100 of them, if possible) for these results to be valid.
To collect results, use procmail or some other mail alias to e-mail
submissions to a file called, say, new-popcon-entries.
You should run popcon-process.sh once a day, or so. It calls
Popularity-contest Frequently Asked Questions.
Q) What information is reported by popularity-contest ?
A) popularity-contest reports the system architecture you use, the version of
popularity-contest you use and the list of packages installed on your
system. For each package, popularity-contest looks at the most recently used
(based on atime) files, and reports the filename, its l
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This Debian package was both written and designed by Avery Pennarun. Here
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