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

Sun, Apr 09, 2000 at 10:04:35AM -0500 David Starner rašė:
> On Sun, Apr 09, 2000 at 01:17:40PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > On Apr 08, David Starner <dvdeug@x8b4e53cd.dhcp.okstate.edu> wrote:
> >  
> >  >So any opinions? Is it a solution in search of a problem? Would it
> > Yes. If you don't need some or all catalogs, just write a shell script
> > to delete them after each upgrade.
> In which case if you need the space, you've already lost - IIRC, last
> time I tried it installing more programs than the hard drive would take, 
> dpkg (apt?) blew up messily and left you to pick up the pieces. It 
> also doesn't handle a wide variety of data, leaving us to an endless
> prolifiration of doc_name-lang packages, or Lang_Name Linux 6.0's (if
> we won't or can't provide doc's in the appropriate language.)

and what about a simple symlinking? I've created a /usr/share/locale/null
dir, deleted every directory which I'm not interested in, and created
symlinks with the same names, all pointing to that null directory.
Everything goes there, and I've saved 20 megsof disk space. 

Of course, this is not a generic solution, it's just the hack to make
installer content and not keep much *.mo on your drive.

And what is the purpose of the LINGUAS environment variable? doesn't it do
exactly what this discusion is about - only allow installing of certain
language files? (Haven't tried this. sorry)

                        menESIs        (Gediminas Paulauskas)

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