Trying to slim down my installation
awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Jun 12 15:27:17 UTC 2009
On Fri, 2009-06-12 at 09:14 +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> >> If you really want to reduce the disk footprint of your installation,
> >> you want to check out %_install_langs to only install the locales you
> >> really care about. Sadly, this is a very neglected feature of rpm, and
> >> we don't really support this or expose it in any usable fashion...
> > Mandriva uses it by default. The big drawback to this is that, if you
> > install the system and _subsequently_ enable a locale, you don't get the
> > locale-specific files for that locale for any package that was installed
> > as part of the initial installation. Which is a bit of a bummer.
> That sounds like a good spot for the rpm feature we use for installing
> fonts and codecs, and with luck printer drivers as well soon.
Not quite that simple, because you can't just install a simple
additional package to get the stuff. The point is that the files are
part of a package that's already been installed, but the package was
installed without those files using the magic RPM call (%
_install_langs). I don't think either RPM or PackageKit currently expose
a very simple way to add those files.
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