Ubuntu and language packs

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Sun Feb 8 22:56:50 UTC 2009

Hello Surfaz,

Surfaz Gemon Meme [2009-02-03  0:06 +0100]:
> * Why Ubuntu install English support by default, although I chose
> Spanish support?

AFAIR this is primarily for historical reasons. In fact I don't see a
lot of reasons to install all English translations/support packages by
default, except those which provide English help, since it's still
better to have English help than none at all. This would be
openoffice.org-help-en-us and gimp-help-en.

Those two packages should be installed by default only, not the entire

Colin, do you remember another reason why these are currently
installed by default?


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