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Re: [Request] Language support packages not installed by default



Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-04-08 at 14:00 -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
>> Beartooth wrote:
>>> On Wed, 08 Apr 2009 04:27:45 +0930, Tim wrote:
>>> 	[....]
>>>> It's really only the installer that needs to have multi-lingual support
>>>> right from the get-go, to ask you what languages to use.  An installed
>>>> system only needs the languages that you actually need.
>>> 	Good point! All the more reason not to include umpteen bazillion 
>>> of them as defaults anywhere else.
>> Would you communicate that to the Mozilla gang as well? :-)
>>
>> Having all those ruddy language packs reinstalled every time Firefox or
>> Thunderbird gets updated is OK on my desktops with drives >500GB, but
>> they suck up too much space on my Aspire One.  I delete them just to
>> have them reappear on every bloody update.  Grrrr!
> 
> I don't mind (much) having them there. What I do mind is having to go
> through them one by one to disable them. The UI for this is
> disfunctional.
> 
> poc
> 
I just go in as root and delete the language directories from
/usr/lib/firefox-<version>/extensions. But they are part of the
Firefox RPM, so they always come back after an upgrade. I need to
file a request to get the extra languages put in a separate RPM.

Mikkel
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