Please participate in the Ubuntu Popularity Contest !

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at
Thu Jul 13 09:18:44 BST 2006

= What is the Ubuntu Popularity Contest ? =

The Ubuntu Popularity Contest (or popcon, in short) gathers statistics
on packages installed and used by users. Once a week, the
popularity-contest package submits data to a central server
( The data is then processed anonymously to
generate the statistics available on

Popcon's data is of big importance to Ubuntu developers. Using it, they
know which packages are the most used ones, so they can prioritize some
tasks such as bug fixing, backporting new releases, etc.

= How can I participate in popcon ? =

Just reconfigure the popularity-contest (it is installed by default, but

 sudo dpkg-reconfigure popularity-contest

= More information =
* /usr/share/doc/popularity-contest/README.gz
* /usr/share/doc/popularity-contest/FAQ
* Debian's popcon :

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