pkgstats sends a list of all installed packages, kernel modules, 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.
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$ pkgstats -h usage: /usr/bin/pkgstats [option] options: -v show the version of pkgstats -d enable debug mode -h show this help -s show what information would be sent (but do not send anything) -q be quiet except on errors
Tip: set it once and forget about it
In order to keep statistics up-to-date while not forcing users to remember to run
pkgstats periodically, a time-based job may be set so as to execute
pkgstats in the background once in a while.
/etc/cron.weekly/pkgstats file is installed by default by . However, if not done before
cron systemd service should be enabled. See Cron#Activation_an_autostart.
Using systemd cron functionality
Systemd is capable of taking on a significant subset of the functionality of
cron through built-in support for calendar time events (from systemd version 197) as well as monotonic time events.
A custom example for
pkgstats can be found at systemd/cron_functionality#pkgstats . The rest of that article should be followed in order to activate systemd cron functionality.
Results and reference
Statistics are available at https://www.archlinux.de/?page=Statistics.
You can read the official forum thread for more info.