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

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Sat Sep 17 11:00:37 UTC 2016

On 2016-09-09 19:04, Aaron Griffin via arch-dev-public wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Aaron
> ---------- 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
> framework?
> 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

As far as I know, most likely Pierre has access to the data. I don't
think we host it directly on our infra.


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