Un-asked-for-language support

Karel Volný kvolny at redhat.com
Wed Nov 25 09:42:39 UTC 2009


On Wednesday 25 of November 2009 01:23:51 Jim Haynes wrote:
> Here is at least a partial list of language material that got
>  installed unnecessarily and unwantedly when I installed F12
>  on a plain laptop.

I guess you are talking about bug #518395 here ...

> Almost none of these have any dependencies requiring
> their presence.  Would someone please investigate why all
> these get installed by default with recent distributions?

because the @input-methods group is selected by default

On Wednesday 25 of November 2009 01:28:36 Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> It is installed by default to provide the broadest possible
> locale support out of the box. For users of these locales,
> doing it post-installation is often difficult.

IMO, this does not answer the question why _by default_

if it is difficult doing after the installation, the users of 
those locales could still select it during the installation

I prefer my system using Czech by default - for me, there's no 
problem to select the language manually at the beginning of the 
installation, and I don't want anyone not speaking Czech to be 
forced to have complete Czech support installed by default just 
for my convenience not having to select the language


Karel Volný
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