Re: The number of etch installations is rocketing...
> However, changing the popcon debconf question to something like the
> following might be an acceptable compromise:
> Would you like to participate in the Debian package popularity
> contest meter? Blah blah blah. You may also choose to only
> report once that you have installed this release of Debian on a
> new machine. In that case no other information from you or your
> machine gets recorded.
> [ ] No, I do not want to participate at all.
> [ ] I want to report once that I have installed Debian.
> [ ] I want to participate in the package popularity contest.
Interesting idea. Perhaps it deserve a wishlist request in BTS?
> The new choice would then do something like generate a UUID for the
> machine and do a single HTTP query to report it and the contents of
Actually, I've considered adding hardware reporting to popcon, using a
separate question (or more options, not sure which), and hardware
reports do not need to be sent as often as package usage. Such
report-once setting should report the output of lsmod, lspci,
dmidecode, lsusb etc, to allow us to know what hardware is in use out