Re: Package splitting
Juho =?iso-8859-1?Q?Östman?= <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The package locales takes about 2 MB in a package and 11 MB
> uncompressed. It contains dozens of different locales but most
> people use only one of them. I think something should be done.
One problem is that there are a lot of duplicate files in there
(that's why it compresses so good). For example, the following files
are all the same:
If these were links instead, you'd save 3 MB of storage. I guess there
are other duplicate files around.
> I don't know if it's completely too difficult to keep every main
> locale (en_*, de_* etc.) in its own package. I think that would be
> the best solution.
That's also possible. OTOH, you couldn't exploit the redundancy shown
above as easily with lotsa small packages.