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Re: RPM roadmapping



On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 09:11 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-08-07 at 14:49 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> Thats what I meant with the existing support. What it is missing is that
> rpm needs to track the installed and skipped locales per-package, and 
> some smart way to reinstall the relevant subset of packages when a new
> locale is added to the system.

This isn't the painful part (it mostly worked the last time I tried) --
the painful part is that you now have to redownload the full package to
just add, eg, the German mo file.  Without the full package, you can't
actually do any sort of sane verification that your download was correct

Jeremy


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