Package Details: localepurge

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Package Base: localepurge
Description: Script to remove disk space wasted for unneeded localizations.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Hyllios
Last Packager: Hyllios
Votes: 256
Popularity: 0.090413
First Submitted: 2007-07-08 16:29
Last Updated: 2019-08-26 02:11

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lazyboy commented on 2017-01-30 13:03

May you please add:


Archange commented on 2016-05-24 12:10

A good article on that:

Archange commented on 2016-05-24 09:14

Nice, NoExtract is definitively the right way to do this. Switching to it right now (remember to do a localepurge before ;)).

symen commented on 2016-05-24 08:17

I switched to using NoExtract in pacman.conf, following someone's advice on the Arch BBS. For this use-case it is cleaner and the setup is documented on the ArchWiki:

meskarune commented on 2016-05-22 23:01

@symen maybe you can add your hook to the arch wiki so other people can make use of it?

Archange commented on 2016-03-27 20:09

I would love to see this feature in. The code to be reviewed is this one?

Plus your patch, right?

hcartiaux commented on 2016-02-12 09:08

That's a good idea, but if there's a bug in localepurge, the hook could cause a "delayed disaster", difficult to diagnose and debug...

I agree to include the hook only if we take the time to review the full code of localepurge and my diff.

symen commented on 2016-02-12 02:29

A new feature (hooks) in pacman 5.0 (freshly released) would allow localepurge to run after each install/update containing locales.
I quickly wrote a hook file that seems to work fine (but may spit too much output):

Do you plan to bundle a similar hook with localepurge ? I think this would make localepurge much nicer to use, but I don't know if this should be bundled with localepurge or installed as an additional package.

kozaki commented on 2014-12-09 15:20

This makes a difference in disk's utilisation
Thanks a lot hcartiaux for adopting it!

hcartiaux commented on 2014-02-04 20:49

I had to recreate the patch localepurge.config.diff.
I've tested and it should be ok, you can read my diff here: