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

Rick Stevens <ricks nerd com> 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!

It looks like the actual langpack files are in /usr/lib/firefox-x.y.z. You can try deleting them, then 'touch' the filename to create a zero byte file, then make the file immutable with 'chattr +i'. That might crash the update process, though. And if it is a major update to firefox, it creates a new firefox-x.y.zz folder, so it won't help in that case.


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