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pkgstats sends a list of all installed packages, the architecture and the mirror you are using to the Arch Linux project. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify the user, but it will help Arch developers prioritize their efforts (source code).


Install the pkgstats package.


pkgstats is set up to automatically run every week using systemd/Timers. Once installed, it will be activated after the next reboot.

If you do not want to wait for a reboot cycle, you can manually start pkgstats.timer.

pkgstats can also be run manually: see pkgstats -h for usage information.

Results and reference

Statistics and documentation are available at

The following open source project allows you to get the statistics data as JSON: ArchLinuxPkgStatsScraper, as well as a web front end to compare the data is available: You can read the official forum thread for more info.