Re: The number of etch installations is rocketing...
Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
> Presently the number of installations reported to popcon is about the
> same as the number of subscriptions to debian-security-announce, but I
> am sure there are many users of debian who don't read d-s-a and many
> users, who have several -maybe hundreds- of installations and subscribe
> only once! :-)
I don't believe it's a useful metric: The two most popular security
mailing lists (Bugtraq and full-disclosure) are subscribed to d-s-a
and there are plenty of other multiplicators (CERTs, internal mailing
lists, web sites). Plus, many people install security updates blindly.