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Re: Document removal of ecryptfs-utils from Buster

On 2019-07-01, Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 01, 2019 at 01:14:07PM -0000, Curt wrote:
>>The second triad of NUMBER % RANK columns corresponds to the number of people
>>using the package regularly* and by that metric ecryptfs-utils beats encfs by a
>>relative long shot (1066 to 630, 0.58% to 0.34%).
> "relative" to what? That's what the percentage (as oppose to absolute
> numbers)

I understood those statistics to mean that 1066 people use
ecryptfs-utils regularly and 630 use encfs regularly (giving
ecryptfs-utils more regular users than encfs by a relatively large
margin---nearly the double). The 1.14%/>1% metric you mentioned to
illustrate your point seemed to me therefore to be a little misleading.

> gives you, the relative comparison with all packages. The difference in that
> frame of reference is virtually noise.

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