glibc fix to allow instlangs to really work -- too late for f22?

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Wed Mar 18 11:55:16 UTC 2015

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 7:50 AM, Matthew Miller
<mattdm at> wrote:
> The glibc team has a fix for a longstanding issue, which is that
> "instlangs" hasn't worked in the installer. This means that in a
> minimal image of about 400MB, 100MB is translation information. (Of
> course we want Fedora to be international, but there are many cases
> like Docker containers where no human is really even looking inside, so
> it's just overhead.)
> In the cloud and docker images, we've been carrying horribly hacks
> (really, horrible) to strip this out ofter the fact. The new fix would
> let us get the same effect the right way. I'm told that this is a
> low-risk change and does not affect the rest of glibc. So, the question
> -- I guess mostly for FESCo, but in general -- is: should we get this
> in before the beta, or should it wait for F23?

Isn't this causing RPM dependency issues when trying to create rawhide
chroots on RHEL6 hosts via mock?  I am fairly sure it's the reason
COPR rawhide chroots are failing.  If so, then I don't think we want
it in f22 until that is fixed.


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