Measuring success/failure in the installation

Bryce Harrington bryce at
Wed May 18 18:46:08 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 10:03:47PM +0200, Jan Claeys wrote:
> Bryce Harrington schreef op di 17-05-2011 om 10:16 [-0700]:
> > Would you be open to including one more uuid return, following the
> > first login attempt?  I know it probably doesn't matter for a ubiquity
> > perspective, but there are several classes of issues that result in a
> > bootable but unusable system, and something like this would give a
> > better measure for % installations that result in a working system. 
> It might be difficult to do that, but I agree that sending the UUID at
> the first successful *graphical* login (for desktops) is certainly an
> important metric.  (A console login doesn't say anything about a
> successful desktop install.)
> OTOH, how do you detect the difference between login after a successful
> install and login after fixing a unsuccessful install then?

Probably not worth detection, the number of the latter is probably
within the level of noise.  Or just apply some fudge factor.  ;-)


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