Ubuntu – Finding how many times a given package has been installed


Is there any way to see how many times a package in the repos (say, firefox) has been installed?

Best Answer

I don't know if the repositories keep track of download counts, but Debian based systems have a (voluntary?) program known as the popularity contest. The Ubuntu popularity contest stats can be found at http://popcon.ubuntu.com/. It tracks installation counts, recency of usage, etc. You might be able to indirectly get the numbers you need from popcon.