Tuesday, 14 July 2020

popcon to be removed from the standard seed

Hi all,

We are planning to remove the "popularity-contest" package from the standard seed, meaning that new installs will not include it. This package is intended to report (anonymously) the most installed packages on Ubuntu systems to the Ubuntu developers. It turns out the package and backend have both been broken since 18.04 LTS without being much missed so we have decided to remove the package from the default install and discard the Ubuntu delta for the package.



for the Ubuntu Foundations team