Sunday, January 1, 2012

Automagically remove unnecessary locale data


localepurge - Automagically remove unnecessary locale data

This is just a simple script to recover diskspace wasted for unneeded locale files and localized man pages. It will 
automagically be invoked upon completion of any apt installation run. 

Please note, that this tool is a hack which is *not* integrated with Debian's package management system and therefore is not for the faint of heart. This program interferes with the Debian package management and does provoke strange, but usually harmless, behaviour of programs related with apt/dpkg like dpkg-repack, debsums, reportbug, etc. Responsibility for its usage and possible breakage of your system therefore lies in the sysadmin's (your) hands. 

Please definitely do abstain from reporting any such bugs blaming localepurge if you break your system by using it. If you don't know what you are doing and can't handle any resulting breakage on your own then please simply don't use this package. 

Install localepurge in Debian

#apt-get install localepurge


localepurge: Disk space freed in /usr/share/locale: 32672K

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