Firefox language packs

Christian Rose menthos at
Sun Apr 20 19:14:40 UTC 2008

On 4/20/08, Lubomir Kundrak <lkundrak at> wrote:
>  On Sun, 2008-04-20 at 14:55 -0400, Mark Bidewell wrote:
>  > Firefox supports many languages (good)  However all language packs are
>  > install by default (not so good).  While I can uninstall the uneeded
>  > packs by hand it would be nice if they could be broken out as separate
>  > RPMs like for koffice or openoffice.  Is this possible?
> What's the reason for that -- do they occupy too much disk space (I have
>  not checked myself)?
>  However, for most packages we install all available translations, so
>  koffice and openoffice are rather unusual examples.

Indeed -- on multi user systems, you may very well have users that
prefer some language, and other users that use another. And a third
group of users that use a third language, and so on. Including all
translations means everyone can benefit from the same system.

So, unless there's a very compelling disk space issue, I see no need
for starting to split translations as seperate rpms.


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