Space wasted by Non English Packages shipped by Default on Fedora 17.

Julian Leyh julian at
Mon Jun 25 13:10:59 UTC 2012

2012/6/25 Malcolm Turmel <malcolm.turmel at>:
> There seems to be support for lots of languages other than English, which I
> don't need, but it seems to be installed by default on Fedora 17. Why?

Package Groups are shown as "installed", as soon as all mandatory
packages are installed (IIRC at least one package of the group has to
be installed). Some groups have no mandatory packages at all. Most of
the language support groups have font packages in their list that can
already be installed on default system. That way they get displayed as
"installed". In reality it means "partially installed".

No need to worry.

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