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Re: duplicates in the archive

]] Neil Williams 

> Popcon indicates almost nothing - least of all popularity. The
> weaknesses of popcon for archive-related questions is well documented.
> It might give a hint but it is *not* a reliable indicator.

While it's not perfect, I'm not aware of any better tool we have.
Relying on hearsay about what people install is worse.

> 99% of the Debian machines I install have no means of communicating via
> popcon - ever. What's installed on those is completely invisible.

It does not matter how many machines are installed without popcon as
long as it is installed on a representative sample.  Whether that is the
case is open for debate, but unless and until somebody comes up with a
better tool and method than using popcon, that's what we have.


> Rubbish. Complete tosh.

You might want to reconsider your choice of words.  You're coming across
as quite hostile in this thread.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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