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Re: Squeeze can't fit on 512MiB

On Friday 29 October 2010, Sven Joachim wrote:
> On 2010-10-29 11:58 +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:36:59AM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> >> Or, for a less drastic solution, use localepurge.  Losing the
> >> docs is a significant loss, you don't want to suffer that
> >> unless your machine is a really small dinky gadget.  This is a
> >> part of the damage Nokia inflicted on n900 even though it would
> >> be a tiny part of that 32GB disk.
> > 
> > Or, we could finally get dpkg to not install files matching some
> > patterns. That would also help those who don't need the 1GB+ from
> > linux-image-$(uname -r)-dbg to use systemtap.
> For the record, this feature has already been implemented in dpkg
> 1.15.8.

Awesome. Maybe d-i could offer an option to add something like

path-exclude /usr/share/locale/[a-z][a-z]
path-exclude /usr/share/locale/[a-z][a-z][a-z]
path-exclude /usr/share/locale/[a-z][a-z][_@]*
path-include /usr/share/locale/en*

to /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg?

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