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Reclaim disk space removing unneeded localizations

This is a script to recover disk space wasted for unneeded locales, Gnome/KDE localizations and localized man pages. Depending on the installation, it is possible to save some 200, 300, or even more mega bytes of disk space dedicated for localization you will most probably never have any use for. It is run automagically upon completion of any apt installation actions.

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, 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.

Package version:0.7.2


localepurge for Debian

This is just a simple script to recover disk space wasted for unneeded
Gnome/KDE localizations and man pages. Depending on your installation, it
is possible to save some 200, 300, or even more megabytes of disk space
usually dedicated for localization you'll probably never have any use for.



localepurge dpkg support

Starting with version 1.15.8, dpkg supports --path-include and
--path-exclude options to filter files out of packages during
unpacking.  Thus localepurge (since 0.7.0) now has the option to
generate a dpkg configuration file to exclude locale specific
documentation for various packages.

This new feature comes with a number of advantages and disad


localepurge (0.6.0) unstable; urgency=low

    Thanks to a convenient rewrite of the actual localepurge script by
    Francesco Potorti, now also all unneeded Gnome/KDE related localization 
    files are considered for removals. 
    On a fresh install of a new standard Debian system this can actually 
    free up almost half a GB's worth of disk space. :-)

 -- Paul Seelig <pseelig@debian.o


LOCALEPURGE(8)                                        LOCALEPURGE(8)

       localepurge  - r


localepurge (0.7.2) experimental; urgency=low

  * Fix typo in handling causing removal of all manpa


This package was debianized by Paul Seelig <> on
Sun, 25 Mar 2001 03:22:14 +0200.


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