package installation statistics

Björn Persson bjorn at
Fri Jun 3 13:15:00 UTC 2011

Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 03.06.2011 10:19, schrieb Ivana Hutarova Varekova:
> > do Fedora have some statistics of how many users install concrete fedora
> > package?
> this is impossible!
> from where will you get the counts?
> from yum-downloads - well which mirrors?
> maybe somebody believes he have a methopd for a statistics
> but the truth is that no counts are the reality as for installations

There's no reason why Debian's Popcon couldn't be ported to Fedora, but Popcon 
is something that users enable voluntarily (and it must be, because if it were 
on by default it would be spyware), so it counts only those users who want to 
be counted which may skew the statistics in some ways.

Björn Persson
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