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Re: fedora-pkgdb: make it discoverable on browser home page?



On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Rahul
Sundaram<sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
>
> fpaste, now a default package in Rawhide has a --sysinfo that collects a
> whole load of information that is commonly requested by people trying to
> help others in #fedora irc channel. Some of that available as part of a
> profile would be useful. Same output at
>
> http://fpaste.org/aU8r/

Yep, looks pretty useful.  If we had a page in firstboot which turned
on a cron script to HTTP POST that to a fedora infrastructure server,
keyed off the smolt UUID on a weekly basis, I know I'd would opt in
for sure, and I'm sure a lot of others would.

The challenge here is to coherently explain to the user what's being
sent, ensure privacy (you really don't want to send e.g. X window
titles, and even process arguments can be sensitive).  Also a
challenge is that if you want to add something later you'd need some
way to re-prompt the user which is kind of ugly.

We should also probably restrict visibility of the data to aggregated
only by default.


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