Gentoostats is available through the betagarden overlay. Make sure you have the git USE flag enabled in layman to install the repository. Also, the package is unstable, so add it to your keywords file.
When first installed, the program created a unique identifier for your machine. Use this identifier later to view the statistics of your machine. The identifier is stored in /etc/gentoostats/auth.cfg.
Sending statistics of your machine is simple. You can control which statistics are sent by editing /etc/gentoostats/payload.cfg.
The website can be used to view some aggregated statistics. To view the stats in json (instead of the regular html view), you have to add the "Accept:application/json" HTTP Header to your request. For instance:
You can also use the commandline interface to request json formatted statistics. For instance to view the statistics available on gentoo-sources or view what different architectures are used:
The following options are available:
- -c, --category
- -p', --package
- -v', --version
- -r', --repo