popularity-contest - Vote for your favourite packages automatically

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name popularity-contest
Package version 1.61
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 204 B
Download size 71.62 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
The popularity-contest package sets up a cron job that will
periodically anonymously submit to the Debian developers
statistics about the most used Debian packages on this system.
This information helps Debian make decisions such as which packages
should go on the first CD. It also lets Debian improve future versions
of the distribution so that the most popular packages are the ones which
are installed automatically for new users.


Package Version Architecture Repository
popularity-contest_1.61_all.deb 1.61 all Debian Main
popularity-contest - - -


Name Value
cdebconf >= 0.106
debconf >= 1.5.34
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
dpkg >= 1.10
libio-socket-ip-perl >= 0.25-3


Name Value
popcon -


Type URL
Binary Package popularity-contest_1.61_all.deb
Source Package popularity-contest

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install popularity-contest deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install popularity-contest




2014-03-17 - Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org>
popularity-contest (1.61) unstable; urgency=low
* Add support for IPv6. Closes: #730760. Thanks Bob Ham.
+ popcon-upload:
- Use IO::Socket::IP instead of IO::Socket::INET in popcon-upload.
+ debian/control:
- Add a dependency on libio-socket-ip-perl (>= 0.25-3).
This module is targeted for inclusion in perl-base.
* examples/bin/popcon.pl:
- New popcon.debian.org layout by Stéphane Blondon
* debian/control:
- Updated Standards-Version from 3.9.4 to 3.9.5.  No change needed.
- Add Vcs-Browser and Vcs-Git fields. Closes: #729024. 
Thanks Yaroslav Halchenko.
- Petter has retired as popcon maintainer. Adjust Uploaders field.
* Allow derivatives to set up their own public keys in addition to Debian.
Closes: #729097. Thanks Yaroslav Halchenko.
+ debian/cron.daily:
- Add support for /etc/popularity-contest.d/
- Allow multiple keyrings and keys to be set.
+ FAQ: Add section for derivative distributions 
- Document /etc/popularity-contest.d/
2013-09-05 - Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org>
popularity-contest (1.60) unstable; urgency=low
* Encrypt reports by default:
+ default.conf, FAQ:
- Set ENCRYPT=maybe by default and document it.
As a consequence, reports are now compressed by default. Closes: #149425
2013-08-01 - Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org>
popularity-contest (1.59) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/cron.daily:
- Provide a temporary homedir to gpg so it does not create /root/.gnupg.
Also use 'set -e'. Closes: #714917 Thanks Ansgar Burchardt.
- Add setting ENCRYPT=maybe, which encrypt if gpg is available.
Make ENCRYPT=yes to fail if gpg is not available. Closes: #714918
2013-06-19 - Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org>
popularity-contest (1.58) unstable; urgency=low
* Move examples script to examples subdirectory.
- Add gensections.pl
- Do not install clean-filter/clean-genpkglist
- Rename popcon-submit.cgi to popcon.cgi
* popcon now report the dpkg Vendor field. Suggested by Paul Wise.
* popanal.py:
- Record the VENDOR field.
- Bump stable version to 1.56.
* Add support for encrypted report: Closes: #480860
+ debian-popcon.gpg:
- Added: public encryption key
+ debian/cron.daily:
- Encrypt submission with gnupg if available
+ debian/control:
- Recommends: gnupg so that encryption is enabled
+ default.conf:
ENCRYPT default to 'no' for this release but will default to 'yes' in
subsequent release.
+ examples/cgi-bin/popcon.cgi:
- Accept encrypted report.
+ examples/bin/prepop.pl, examples/bin/popcon-process.sh
- Add support for decrypting encrypted report
* popularity-contest: 
- truncate reported atime and ctime to multiple of 12 hours to reduce
information leak. Closes: #707951 Thanks Bernhard R. Link
* debian/control:
- Updated Standards-Version from 3.9.3 to 3.9.4.  No change needed.
2013-05-05 - Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org>
popularity-contest (1.57) unstable; urgency=low
* Please note when reading stats that wheezy was released with 1.56.
* debian/control:
- Fix grammar in Description. Closes: #699538 Thanks Chris Bannister.
* popcon.pl:
- add popcon version of wheezy
[ Christian Perrier ]
[ Debconf translations ] 
* Kannada (Mallikarjuna).  Closes: #694411
2012-09-25 - Bill Allombert <ballombe@debian.org>
popularity-contest (1.56) unstable; urgency=low
[ Christian Perrier ]
[ Debconf translations ] 
* Latvian (Rūdolfs Mazurs).  Closes: #674661
* Lithuanian (Rimas Kudelis).  Closes: #675629
* Galician (Jorge Barreiro).  Closes: #676988
* Welsh (Daffyd Tomos).
* Uyghur (Sahran).  Closes: #627009

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