Re: d-i and popcon
On Sun, Feb 13, 2005 at 09:36:26AM +0100, David Schmitt wrote:
> On Sunday 13 February 2005 08:34, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > Why not make popcon part of the base system?
> <advocate client="devil">
> Because nobody likes phone-home software, especially as long as
> unofficial and local packages are reported.
I agree with that, but I would like to stress that merely installing
popcon will not cause any report to be sent unless you choose
'yes' at the debconf prompt on whether reporting (which default to no).
>  Already identified issue in /u/s/doc/popularity-contest/FAQ
Really annoying issue, but it is really hard to tell apart reliably
official packages from unofficial one. Beside, this has the nice
side-effect of giving us some data about the use of unofficial packages.
Imagine a large red swirl here.