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Re: Users, please install popularity-contest

What do you want us to do about embedded boxes which either are not
internet connected (or may not be able to route to the internet)?  I have 
a bunch of boxes, all running Debian, out in the field, all of which are
physically connect to the internet, but which are deliberately not allowed
to originate packats for the net and do not have DNS lookup setup.  Some
of these boxes are Geode SC-1100 (i.e. I386), a few are Mips boxes and
quite likely to be more of these in the future, with some Arm bases 
systems as well.  They also have very limited "disk" space and so I 
am reluctant to install more packages than I need.  Is there a way to
register these without doing it from the box itself?


On Monday 24 October 2005 10:55, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> In the last few months, there have been several discussions about the
> support of different hardware architectures in Debian.  Basically, the
> Release Managers (together with some other people) came up with
> certain criteria which every port has to fulfil.  One of them is that
> every port needs to have more than 50 users.  mips and mipsel
> currently meet all criteria except for this one.  While I know there
> are more than 50 mipsel users, the release managers would like to see
> some more data.
> There's a tool in Debian called popularity-contest which will send
> some statistics about the packages installed on your system (as well
> as the hardware architecture) to Debian.  If you use Debian on mips or
> mipsel, I encourage you to install this package so you'll count as a
> user.  Thanks.
> Package: popularity-contest
> Description: Vote for your favourite packages automatically
>  When you install this package, it sets up a cron job that will anonymously
>  e-mail the Debian developers periodically with statistics about your
>  most used Debian packages.
>  Homepage: http://popcon.debian.org
> Further information:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/09/msg00012.html
> http://release.debian.org/etch_arch_qualify.html
> --
> Martin Michlmayr
> http://www.cyrius.com/

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