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Add FAQ about cron time

Suggests: anacron
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Bill Allombert 18 years ago
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FAQ

@ -53,7 +53,16 @@ Q) /usr is mounted with 'noatime'.
A) popularity-contest relies on atime to know what packages were used during
the last month. This means you will only report the list of packages
installed without usage information.
Q) When does popularity-contest run ?
A) popularity-contest is run by the weekly cron job
/etc/cron.weekly/popularity-contest.
Under the default configuration of cron, this happens every sundays
at 6:47 in the morning. This can be changed by editing /etc/crontab
but if your computer is not always turned on, we really recommend you
install the anacron package.
Q) I don't want popcon email to be send by root! How can I send that ?
A) To send as user 'myuser', edit the function 'do_sendmail' in
@ -67,3 +76,4 @@ do_sendmail()
Make sure myuser account is properly configured to send email with a valid
return address.

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debian/control

@ -10,6 +10,7 @@ Package: popularity-contest
Architecture: all
Depends: dpkg (>= 1.10), exim4 | mail-transport-agent, debconf, ${perl:Depends}
Recommends: cron
Suggests: anacron
Provides: popcon
Description: Vote for your favourite packages automatically
When you install this package, it sets up a cron job that will anonymously

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