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

On Sat, Apr 08, 2000 at 10:45:54PM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> 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.

It's a general solution to a different problem. It's not a solution to this 
problem- do you really expect sysadmins to hunt down every directory that has 
language specific stuff - some directories in /usr/share/locale, some (changing)
directories and files in /usr/share/doc, some stuff in /usr/share/man and 
/usr/share/info (I don't believe there's seperation of docs by directory in
the info system, is there?). This allows stuff like the all the translations
of the debian-policy to go into one package, and it will get seperated out
at the other end. 

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
Only a nerd would worry about wrong parentheses with
square brackets. But that's what mathematicians are.
   -- Dr. Burchard, math professor at OSU

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