[Popcon-developers] Fixing DEBVER report
On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 06:33:58PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> Hello Petter,
> popcon was recently changed to report a DEBVER value which is the
> content of /etc/debian_version.
> Unfortunately there are several issues:
> 1) this is a conffile and some users change it so that make its value
> not very useful.
> 2) it is a moderate privacy violation especially since this feature was
> never advertised.
> 3) We have never been able to do anything from this data. On the other
> hand the 'unknown' architecture give us some information about how many
> reporters use woody.
> So I propose to change the value of DEBVER to be the version of
> popcon installed on the machine. That should give us more information
> with a not really higher error margin.
did you get the above email ?
I plan to implement the above change soon.
Imagine a large red swirl here.