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Here's one I made earlier...


I think it would be good for the community to have some idea of the install base for applications. So I wrote a very quick and dirty way for people to submit their installed package list.

Announcement email

see also


Try it with the following (will clobber anything called pop in /usr/bin):

tar -C / -xzvf pop.tar.gz

submitting your package list

then submit your package list with


collected data

You can view submissions at

First analysed data (only 5 sumbissions so far):


The code is at improvements would be welcome, as would inclusion in the various distros. Perhaps if it works out this could be hosted by the various distro servers.


  • uniqueid for machine / install / user (optional)
  • automated submissions (connectivity detection)
  • automated analysis
  • inclusion in shr feeds
  • prompt whether to participate when shr first run
  • move data collection to official server