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gargan
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:54 pm    Post subject: Getting some hd space back: language files Reply with quote

Hi,
While updating I got a glimpse on gentoo installing all language files (translations not charmaps), I was wondering how much space those need (since I am working on a laptop) and found out that this is quite a lot:

/usr/share/locale is 200MB
30MB are in the language dirs of /usr/man
/usr/lib/locale is another 180M
-> thats 410MB just for stuff i neither understand (I dont speak korean nor arabic) nor need.

I was wondering if there is any way to get rid of them for good. Just deleting the unneded folders keeps em away until next update. I was already thinking of having a script that cleans out the unneeded languages from various places, but I would rather have portage not installing them in the first way, any ideas?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can specify what locales you need in /etc/locales.build
and re-emerge glibc
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maxima wrote:
you can specify what locales you need in /etc/locales.build
and re-emerge glibc

actually I only have en and de there, but still all languages are being installed by portage
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't know but my /usr/lib/locale is only 3.2 mb and I have these
en_AU/ISO-8859-1
en_AU.UTF-8/UTF-8
ja_JP.EUC-JP/EUC-JP
ja_JP.UTF-8/UTF-8
ja_JP/EUC-JP
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Other Things Gentoo to Duplicate Threads, please see this topic:

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-252895-highlight-localepurge.html
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