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Re: Splitting locales and i18ndata from glibc into some sane packages

On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 12:15:41PM +0200, Miros/law `Jubal' Baran wrote:
> Wouldn't it be good to implement subpackages into dpkg? And then
> install only those locale subpackages which the user needs? Something
> like:
> dpkg --install <packagename> --locales en_US en_GB pl cs de
> or, on apt level:
> apt-get dist-upgrade --locales en_US en_GB pl cs de
> would be very usable. We would then have needed granularity without
> creating bunch of packages for every localized program...

Right. (It probably ought to be in a config file, though, so you don't
have to type that every time.) 

In theory, it's not that controversal - the biggest complaint being that 
you have to redownload stuff if you change locales, which I don't see as 
a big deal. 

Now someone has to write up a proposal, convince people it's important, 
convince people it's the right way to do it, and get the dpkg people to 
added it to dpkg. Easy.

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
http/ftp: dvdeug.dhis.org
And crawling, on the planet's face, some insects called the human race.
Lost in space, lost in time, and meaning.
	-- RHPS

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