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

Paul Howarth paul at
Wed Mar 18 12:00:46 UTC 2015

On 18/03/15 11:55, Josh Boyer wrote:
> 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.

Didn't this commit fix that?


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