[arch-dev-public] Fwd: Archlinux Usage Statistics

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 17:04:38 UTC 2016

Hi Philipp,

I'm going to forward this message to our public developer mailing list. I
didn't actually have any part in the pkgstats utility, so am unaware of a
lot of the details.

Hopefully someone else can answer.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jovanovic Philipp <philipp.jovanovic at epfl.ch>
Date: Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 1:32 PM
Subject: Archlinux Usage Statistics

Dear all,

my name is Philipp Jovanovic and I am a researcher at EPFL’s Decentralized
and Distributed Systems lab. Currently our team is working on a new
framework to improve security of software updates. I saw that Archlinux has
a pkgstats package [1] that allows to collected anonymised user statistics
which were probably used to generated [2] and [3]? We would be very much
interested in what exactly you did collect over the years and if there is
any possibility to get a copy of the data to help evaluate our new

Thank you very much in advance!

Kind regards,
Philipp Jovanovic

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/pkgstats
[2] https://www.archlinux.de/?page=RepositoryStatistics
[3] https://www.archlinux.de/?page=PackageStatistics
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