Re: How many people need locales?
On Mon, 03 Sep 2001, Ben Collins wrote:
> This isn't a matter of not using it, it's a matter of a sane base
> install. Perhaps base-config could ask if the user wants locales. Know
> what? That question is being asked in english _anyway_.
No, it will not, at least not always. There are l10n versions of
> Installing locales by default doesn't even come close to solving this
> problem, so there is no point in including it by default.
You need not have them in the boot floppies, they need to be small and we
end up l10n'ing them anyway. HOWEVER, locales in the base system are a must
IMHO. Is it possible to have them as an optional base-system target? That
would take care of it, IMHO.
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