Usage Statistics

If you would like to contribute usage reports, the PopCorn program reports installation statistics back to the Void project. These statistics are purely opt-in, the reporting programs are not installed by default on any void systems.

PopCorn only reports which packages are installed, their version, and the host CPU architecture (the output of xuname.) This does not report which services are enabled, or any other personal information. Individual systems are tracked persistently by a random (client generated) UUID, to ensure that each system is only counted once in each 24-hour sampling period.

The data collected by PopCorn is available to view at http://popcorn.voidlinux.org

Setting up PopCorn

First, install the PopCorn package:

# xbps-install PopCorn

To run PopCorn automatically as a service, enable the sv script, which will attempt to report statistics once per day:

# ln -s /etc/sv/popcorn /var/service