On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 00:04 +0200, KH KH wrote:
The "whole" problematic of localized LiveCD isn't only
keyboard, date (but also firefox/thunderbird dictionaries) are thoses
from a given locale option.
But also that translation texts (/usr/share/locale/* ) are also
removed to only keep the desired locale.
There aren't any translations removed from the default desktop live
image. I can't speak to what's done for the other live images
This will save around 200Mo
from a 700Mo international spin. (tested in the fr_FR LiveCD case).
So maybe it could be possible to store locales in a special place so
it can be removed easily from the international spin when the iso is
getting transferered to the (LiveUSB) device.
The problems with removing languages from being installed start with
a) No easy way for someone to go back and add a locale after the fact
b) Not having bits installed means that if you're using deltarpms, you
can't really take advantage of deltas
But for now i'm still using (from the
# Only install the needed locales
mkdir -p /etc/rpm
echo "%_install_langs en:fr:fr_FR:fr-FR" > /etc/rpm/macros.lang
You do realize that %pre doesn't even run at all with livecd-creator?