Re: Splitting locales and i18ndata from glibc into some sane packages
Miros/law `Jubal' Baran wrote:
> Wouldn't it be good to implement subpackages into dpkg?
It would be easier and more generally useful to implement file
exclusions. Then you could exclude all of /usr/share/locale/ except C
and <favorite-language-code-here>, plus it has other uses like
systems that want to share /usr via nfs.
Of course Ben's right, you still have to download the whole thing.
All my other ideas involve offending someone, but I'll mention them
* Pick the top 5 or 10 languages that are spoken by a large percentage of
the world/computer users, and put them in one package, which will
probably be about 2 mb in size. Put all the other, rarer languages in
another package, which I guess will be 18 mb or so in size. It doesn't
satisfy everyone, but it makes things easier for a lot of people
without inconveniencing anyone more than they are now.
* Um, I thought I had another similar idea but I've forgotten it.
BTW, I think we need a general policy to cover this situation, if we
don't come up with a technical quick fix. Packages that need to have
their i18n data split should all do it the same way.
see shy jo