On Tue, Aug 06, 2019 at 12:08:13AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote: > On Aug 05, Bill Allombert <ballo...@debian.org> wrote: > > > Each Debian popularity-contest submitter is supposed to have > > a different random 128bit popcon ID. > > However, the popularity-constest server <https://popcon.debian.org> > > receives a lot of submissions with identical popcon ID, which cause them > > to be treated as a single submission. > > > I am not quite sure what it is the reason for this problem. > > Maybe people use prebuild system images with a pregenerated > > /etc/popularity-contest.conf file (instead of being generated > > by popcon postinst). > Probably yes. > > > I am not sure what to do about this. > Change popularity-contest by transmissing the hostid after it has been > hashed with the content of /etc/machine-id.
This is potentially an excellent idea! Does not /etc/machine-id suffer of exactly the same issue as /etc/popularity-contest.conf ? Is there some statistic about /etc/machine-id reuse or unexpected change ? Cheers, -- Bill. <ballo...@debian.org> Imagine a large red swirl here.