[aur-general] pkgstats and unused [community] packages

Stefan Husmann stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Mon Oct 25 14:25:46 EDT 2010

Am 25.10.2010 19:46, schrieb Xyne:
> Brieuc ROBLIN wrote:
>> On 25 October 2010 15:06, Florian Pritz <bluewind at server-speed.net> wrote:
>>> On 25.10.2010 12:35, Christopher Brannon wrote:
>>>> I've been polling <https://archlinux.de/?page=PackageStatistics>
>>>> regularly for several weeks, and I've noticed that roughly 50% of the
>>>> packages in [community] are not installed by anyone.
>>> The page doesn't show the whole database.
>>> --
>>> Florian Pritz -- {flo,bluewind}@server-speed.net<bluewind%7D at server-speed.net>
>> Is there a way to get the whole database ? Would be cool if we could play
>> with the raw statistics from pkgstat ;)
> Not all users submit stats so unless Arch installs spyware on everyone's system
> or pools download stats from the mirrors, those states are not sufficient to
> motivate removals.

I agree. We have a rule for not letting packages enter community which have 
less than 10 votes _or_ less than 1 percent usage in pkgstats. There were good 
reasons to have this decision be based on two sources. If we want to enforce 
removal of packages that do fulfil one of these conditions, we need at least 
another proposal with a discussion and a voting period afterwards. And I would 
be against it.

Regards Stefan

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