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Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling

Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:

> [Stephen Powell]
>> I haven't been following this thread closely; so if this idea has been
>> mentioned before, please excuse the duplicate.  I actually tried to
>> enable popcon on my servers, but IIRC it requires an MTA
>> configured for external e-mail in order to work.  The MTA (exim4) on all
>> my machines is configured for local mail only.  If the delivery mechanism
>> were, say, a "batch" ftp transfer, I could probably enable popcon.
> Support for using HTTP to submit reports were added in
> popularty-contest version 1.30 uploaded 2005-07-07.

The problem with HTTP submissions is that there must be able to connect to 
the server when the cronjob is run. On a laptop, it is possible that there's 
no connection, which makes popcon fall back to email submission.
That's actually annoying and had to set MAILTO to an empty value to 
workaround it.

Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer
www.debian.org - get.debian.net

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