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Re: [WOODY/WOODY+1] Excess Internationalizion Data

On Sat, Apr 08, 2000 at 03:20:12PM -0500, David Starner wrote:
> My solution (ah, here's the complex technical solution that will require
> reworking the deb format! (-:) is letting the sysadmin specify which
> languages she will install when she installs the system, and then each
> deb mark the language specific files and install only those. Possibly
> with a special mark for documentation packages that are useless if you don't
> use the language within. Problems here are the extra complexity and
> the growth of the packages currently using schemes (2) and (3), like
> fortunes and dictionary packages. It would also be nice to be able to 
> install files from a specific package for a unusual language.

Hmm.. a general soltion (i.e. telling dpkg which directories should not be
installed) would be a nice idea.


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