Is there a site that lists (or ranks) Ubuntu/Debian packages by downloads or dependency count? The Node.js package manager npm has leaderboards, as does PyPI (unofficially). It'd be interesting to see which packages are used and downloaded most often.

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Debian has the popularity contest: http://popcon.debian.org/

  • I don't know how broad the userbase is , but note that the participation in the popcon needs to be explicitly enabled by the user.
    – Jan
    Aug 29, 2014 at 21:32
  • Hopefully the sample is representative - if you know of any other sources (partial or comprehensive), feel free to include them.
    – imsky
    Aug 29, 2014 at 21:32
  • This is the accepted answer.Does that mean, that Ubuntu is not recording download counts for packages?
    – DarkTrick
    Sep 18, 2021 at 10:40
  • @DarkTrick no we have a dedicated website for generic stats (like type of install, type of graphics card) Not sure how recent One sec gonna find it now
    – Rinzwind
    May 6, 2023 at 14:16
  • ubuntu.com/desktop/statistics this is it
    – Rinzwind
    May 6, 2023 at 14:17

You can also use hw-probe and query https://linux-hardware.org/?view=trends&period=0

Select: All time, Debian

Ok that's much smaller participants...

  • How to select to see app usage statistics- how many times each app has been installed?
    – Kangarooo
    Jan 11 at 23:05
  • That you find at popcon.debian.org Feb 16 at 4:42

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