Debian Tricks

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This is about really unofficial tricks performed on Debian.
Enrico Zini has great ideas of data-mining in the Debian resources.
He gives always very good (and very funny) talks, if you get the chance try to see him once!

Example: compare your popcon with the others:

apt-get install popularity-contest

If it's the first time and you don't want to wait for the weekly cron:

HOME=/tmp su -pc "sh -c /usr/sbin/popularity-contest" nobody > /var/log/popularity-contest

Then you can upload your logfile to and you'll get a token back, let's say 6d5d50ce49f0afa0562c43dbe69ec298, which you can use in subsequent queries: