System option "Send anonymous system statistic to VyOS maintainers" broken
Closed, WontfixPublicBUG


The following command is no longer working after the migration from sysvinit to systemd.

vyos@vyos# set system options enable-popularity-contest
vyos@vyos# commit
[ system options ctrl-alt-del-action ignore ]
sed: can't read /etc/inittab: No such file or directory


Difficulty level
Normal (likely a few hours)
VyOS 999.201710282237
Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
c-po created this task.Oct 29 2017, 2:17 PM

This action installs the following cronjob:

sudo sh -c 'echo "#!/bin/sh" > /etc/cron.weekly/01vyos-popcon'
sudo sh -c 'echo "/opt/vyatta/bin/ 2>&1 >/var/log/popcon.log" >> /etc/cron.weekly/01vyos-popcon'
sudo sh -c 'chmod +x /etc/cron.weekly/01vyos-popcon'

While looking at /opt/vyatta/bin/ it uses the uuid binary which is not present on 1.2.x and 1.1.7. After this it tries to post the usage statistics to

Ok, lets see if the service is alive ...

$ host
Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

I vote for removal of this command b/c it seems to be broken for ages and nobody cared. I remember something similar happened to rsync support in Git ;)

@syncer @dmbaturin @Unicron @mickvav comments?

@c-po I agree. By now I have a way better prototype of that thing than the original. I'll make a task about it.

If you want to make a pull request to remove this one, please go ahead!

syncer added a comment.Nov 2 2017, 6:49 PM

no popcorn left :)

c-po closed this task as Wontfix.Nov 3 2017, 12:24 PM