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Ignore unneeded localization updates in Sulfur [Solved]

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 2:38
by gallienus
Is there a way to get sulfur to ignore the localization packages for kde and openoffice? All I need are the packages for the US.

Re: Ignore unneeded localization updates in Sulfur

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 6:37
by WarraWarra
This is not official but you can try to edit /etc/make.conf to only show en_US or similar using a wiki guide from gentoo.org or similar.

You might have to run
locale-gen

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tweak Iso # locale-gen --help
Usage: locale-gen [options] -- [localedef options]

Generate locales based upon the config file /etc/locale.gen.

Options:
    -k, --keep               Don't nuke existing locales
    -d, --destdir <dir>      Use locale data in specified DESTDIR tree
    -c, --config <config>    Use specified config instead of default locale.gen
    -l, --list               List all the locales to be generated
    -a, --ask                Ask before generating each locale
    -A, --all                Pretend the locale list contains all locales
    -u, --update             Only generate locales that are missing
    -G, --generate <locale>  Generate specified locale (one shot)
    -j, --jobs <num>         Number of locales to generate at a time (parallel)
    -q, --quiet              Only show errors
    -V, --version            Meaningless version information
    -h, --help               Show this help cruft

Localedef Options:
    By default, -c is passed to localedef.

For more info, see the locale-gen(1) and locale.gen(8) manpages.
tweak Iso # 
Equo should pick up on this and use changed locale info next time.

There should be a few other ways as well.

Re: Ignore unneeded localization updates in Sulfur

Posted: Sun May 31, 2009 7:36
by lxnay
remove such packages.

Re: Ignore unneeded localization updates in Sulfur

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 0:27
by kodiakmax
yep, if they're not installed entropy won't ask you to update them.

Re: Ignore unneeded localization updates in Sulfur

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 20:53
by carltonh
I just uninstalled them from Sulfur. If you include the KDE, Open Office, and Dictionary localizations, then that's probably 60 packages to click to remove one at a time. It was the reason I think I don't like the one-by-one installation or removal choice of Sulfur/Spritz. Whereas Synaptic in Debian/Ubuntu lets you select all the packacges and then click a separate button once to say what to do with it (install or remove). (On the other hand, I think it is designed so that you can both install and remove packages as part of one batch action, unlike Synaptic. I think this design is to stay closer to Gentoo roots and methodology.)

That said, it is, IMO , a very minor criticism, fix only once per installation and you don't have to re-remove them.

Re: Ignore unneeded localization updates in Sulfur

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 22:42
by gallienus
That worked for me thanks Fabio