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Is there any software or website that allows the user to view a graph of how popular a particular package is? The popcon.ubuntu.com site has raw information on how many people
(who have installed popularity-contestInstall popularity-contest) have installed a particular package, but it would be interesting to see how a package's popularity changes over time.

I remember using a website that graphed this, but I don't know if it still exist.

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Popcon² is a website for viewing and analyzing Ubuntu's user-submitted package statistics.

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This was the site I was thinking of, thanks! –  Alvin Row Dec 3 '10 at 20:42
The site appears to be down. –  landroni Feb 12 '14 at 13:31

I've found this for Debian at http://qa.debian.org/popcon.php

For example Sun Java packages: http://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=sun-java6

Edit: Here's bug with solution -- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-website/+bug/482550 -- http://ubuntu-popcon.43-1.org/

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There is also http://www.lesbonscomptes.com/upopcon/

and http://ubuntu-popcon.43-1.org/

The first one has more display options and data for a longer period (disclosure: its mine...)

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