Re: Splitting locales and i18ndata from glibc into some sane packages
On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 11:01:51AM -0400, Itai Zukerman wrote:
> > bmc@espy:/usr/src/upload$ ls /usr/lib/locale/ | wc -l
> > 134
> Well, the other proposal was:
> $ ls /usr/lib/locale | sed -e s/_.*// | uniq | wc -l
> But regardless, I'm not sure what the problem with 134 locale packages
1. The speed and memory usage of our packaging system is at points linear
or worse with the number of packages. This split alone might make a noticable
performance drop, especially on small machines. This is fundamentally not
fixable, though it can be improved.
2. Have you looked through dselect or console-apt recently? Think about
installing Debian and trying to go through that mess to find which packages
you want to install.
3. More packages take up more space in /var/lib/dpkg/, more space in the
mirrors, more space everywhere. Splitting locales into locales-* might
double or triple the amount of space that one package would take up.
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