trimming down Fedora installed size

Andrew Price anprice at
Thu Apr 10 17:13:42 UTC 2014

On 10/04/14 17:05, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> James Antill (james at said:
>>   Not that I assume splitting lanauges and docs. into sub packages would
>> triple primary numbers, but if it did ... that would be bad.
> To put it in perspective, if we split out 'langpacks' for apps per language,
> something like gedit then grows *100* new subpackages.
> Bill

It's a shame we can't store .mo files compressed. The ratio seems quite 

[root at phanto ~]# cd /usr/share
[root at phanto share]# cp -r locale locale-compressed
[root at phanto share]# find locale-compressed -type f -name '*.mo' -exec 
bzip2 --best {} \;
[root at phanto share]# du -sh locale locale-compressed
657M	locale
245M	locale-compressed

(NB this isn't a newly installed system.)


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