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Re: RPM roadmapping

On Sun, 5 Aug 2007, Matthias Clasen wrote:

One more thing that would be nice to take into consideration for rpm is
support for language packs or some way to install a limited set of
locales. We have traditionally kept our head in the sand, and said
rpm does not support this, disks are getting bigger anyway. But for
making useful live cds, something like this is pretty much indispensable
(considering that OOo with all locales is already bigger than one cd).

The existing %lang tag support might be almost good enough.

Actually rpm does already support installing only a limited set of locales via %{_install_langs} macro setting, and I think anaconda even set that to match the selected languages at some point. It's just not that useful since there's no way (apart from reinstalling with --force) to get back any of the skipped languages.

Creating sub-packages for different locales doesn't suffer from that problem but causes package (metadata) bloat...

	- Panu -

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