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Re: Debian architectures, according to popularity-contest

[Török Edvin]
> Afaik popularity-contest uses access-time to report statistics.

That is not entirely true.  The installation count is collected using
dpkg -l.  The votes on the other hand are collected using atime, and
that is less accurate and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Because of this, the package ordering on the CDs are using the install
count and not the votes.

> Will it report correct statistics if I have all of my partitions
> mounted with -o noatime?

It will correctly report that the package is installed, but most
probably not report any votes from your machine.

> Does it also consider for example how often I upgrade a package?

Not directly, but it can be seen from the file update times.  See for
and notice how 'old' and 'recent' jump up and down when people are
upgrading to a new version of the package.

Petter Reinholdtsen

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