Thoughts about separating language packs

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Nov 5 10:51:48 CST 2004

On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 01:22:13PM +0000, Scott James Remnant wrote:

> In this case the "extraction kit" needs to actually be installed on the
> machines of anyone who builds source packages ... otherwise they won't
> be able to install things due to conflict with files in language-pack.

I think that he is proposing that dpkg-deb work this way by default in

> Actually it catches over 90%, and of the remaining 98 packages only 28
> contain translations anyway (using the "does it depend on gettext or
> po-debconf" test).
> That's hardly a mammoth task, given we'd most likely just be adding a
> single command to debian/rules.

Let's see how the ongoing Hoary merges go, before we decide to diverge so
many additional packages.

 - mdz

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