Art Alexion on 13 Jan 2009 03:24:32 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Dell Inspiron 530s w/ Ubuntu

JP Vossen wrote:
> 2) They had hundreds of language pack files installed, and since this is 
> stock 8.04, the dist-upgrade said:
> 	1059 packages upgraded, 12 new, 801M archives 418MB used
> Ummm, no.  There may be a better way to do it, but this seems to have 
> done the trick.  I'm not 100% sure the second line is necessary, but 
> better safe than sorry.
> #  aptitude purge $(dpkg-query --show | egrep 
> '^thunderbird-locale-|^language-support-|^language-pack' | cut -f1)
> # aptitude install language-pack-en language-pack-en-base 
> language-support-en language-pack-gnome-en-base language-pack-gnome-en 
> language-support-translations-en language-support-writing-en
> I get why Dell includes that stuff, but it would be nice if they had an 
> easy way to trim it down (like localepurge) prior to updating hundreds 
> of files you will never use.

I was going to recommend localepurge, but it seems you know about it 
already.  Why didn't you just use it?
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