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FAQ: add new submission time.

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Bill Allombert 6 years ago
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@@ -60,13 +60,12 @@ A) popularity-contest relies on atime to know what packages were used during
Q) When does popularity-contest run ?

A) popularity-contest is run by the daily cron job
"/etc/cron.daily/popularity-contest", but only one day in the week,
which is specified in the configuration file. This day is chosen randomly
"/etc/cron.d/popularity-contest", but only one day in the week,
which is specified in the configuration file. The exact time is chosen randomly
to spread the load on the server.

Under the default configuration of cron, this happens at 6:47 in the morning.
This can be changed by editing /etc/crontab. If your computer is not always
turned on, we really recommend you install the anacron package.
If your computer is not always turned on, we really recommend you install the
anacron package.

If /etc/cron.daily/popularity-contest has not run for more than a week, it will
accept to run any day.


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@@ -4,7 +4,8 @@ popularity-contest (1.63) unstable; urgency=low
- Only update /var/log/popcon if submission was successful
- Add support for --crond option
* debian/postinst:
- Generate a file /etc/cron.d/popularity-contest
- Generate a file /etc/cron.d/popularity-contest to randomize
the submission time to avoid overloading the server. Closes: #709892.
* examples/cgi-bin/popcon.cgi:
- document that it requires libcgi-pm-perl due to change in perl.
* Patches from Paul Wise:


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