Debian Bug report logs - #602180
index local popcon data

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Package: apt-xapian-index; Maintainer for apt-xapian-index is Enrico Zini <>; Source for apt-xapian-index is src:apt-xapian-index.

Reported by: Enrico Zini <>

Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 10:57:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version apt-xapian-index/0.40

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From: Enrico Zini <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: index local popcon data
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2010 10:54:32 +0000
Package: apt-xapian-index
Version: 0.40
Severity: wishlist


when popularity-contest is installed, it will maintain a
/var/log/popularity-contest file with the information gathered on the
local system.

Unless filesystems are mounted with noatime, which hopefully it's not
that common now that we have relatime, that file contains very
interesting information. From the popularity-contest(8) manpage:

   The popularity-contest command gathers information about Debian
   packages installed on the system, and prints the name of the most
   recently used executable program in that package as well as its
   last-accessed time (atime) and last-attribute-changed time (ctime)
   to stdout.

As a use case example, see popcon-largest-unused(8): it is a tool
shipped with popcon that will show what packages are using a lot of disk
space and are rarely used.

Bringing such data into apt-xapian-index means allowing packages to be
filtered or sorted by "last use time". The plugin is simple to write and
the data is already present in the local system.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages apt-xapian-index depends on:
ii  python                  2.6.6-3+squeeze1 interactive high-level object-orie
ii  python-apt             Python interface to libapt-pkg
ii  python-debian           0.1.18           Python modules to work with Debian
ii  python-support          1.0.10           automated rebuilding support for P
ii  python-xapian           1.2.3-3          Xapian search engine interface for

apt-xapian-index recommends no packages.

Versions of packages apt-xapian-index suggests:
ii  app-install-data              2010.08.21 Application Installer Data Files
ii  python-xdg                    0.19-2     Python library to access freedeskt

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