View Full Version : Debian Popularity Contest - automatic tracking of most popular packages

March 8th, 2005, 10:32 AM
I haven't seen this discussed on Ubuntu Forums, so here goes.

There is now a package for Debian called popularity-contest. This enables automatic tracking of what packages people have installed and what they use most. This way it's easier for those doing releases to decide what to include on the main CD, what on extras (or whatever) and what to require a download for.


This could work very well for Ubuntu. If there's a package that the vast majority of people use, but which isn't part of the standard install, then it could be considered for inclusion.

Unless it's anything to do with MP3. :-)


March 8th, 2005, 11:46 AM
Unless it's anything to do with MP3. :-)

...and whatever else that may have copyright restrictions on them, too.


March 8th, 2005, 12:27 PM
"There is now a package for Debian called popularity-contest"

Its been around for a while.

March 8th, 2005, 02:18 PM
And it is automatically installed when you install Ubuntu, just not enabled.

if you want to enable it, run "dpkg-reconfigure popularity-contest"

March 8th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Thank you Panicked, configured.