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ISO size and language packs (was: Re: A new (very) alpha ISO to test: Announcing the arrival of lubuntu-natty-alpha-20110228-i386.iso )



On 28 Feb 2011 19:24:20 +0100 Julien Lavergne <gilir@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Le dimanche 27 février 2011 à 23:49 -0800, Jonathan Marsden a écrit :

>> * A build including all language-pack-gnome-* packages resulted in
>>   an 833 MByte ISO, so this one only has the de,en,es,fr,nl ones.
>>   Whether Lubuntu needs the language-pack-gnome-* packages needs
>>   discussing with Julien.

> As expected, sadly :(  We need the gnome packs for some GNOME programs
> (file-roller, gnome-power-manager etc ...). We need now to be carefull
> when we add something by default. Or, we need to discuss which
> languages we can add to the CD.

OK.  Being positive, at least this means I did not make some weird
mistake that added 100+MB of unwanted junk to the ISOs I am creating :)

I take it the maximum ISO image size we are aiming for is 700MB, i.e.
700 * 1024 * 1024 = 734003200 bytes?

If so, then the current Lubuntu default package set for Natty is a LOT
oversize (132.2MBytes oversize!), if we use all the GNOME language
packs.  Does this mean Lubuntu needs to go on a "crash diet" and lose a
bunch of packages??

Speaking of which... how did the Lubuntu team decide on the long list of
languages in the HOWTO that adds language-pack-?? for many languages?
Should this add "all languages for which packs exist", or is
there some subset "list of languages that Lubuntu supports" somewhere?

I think (need to verify) that the Ubuntu LiveCD does not include
all of the language packs, but instead, it downloads the one for the
chosen default language as part of the install process... could or
should Lubuntu do the same?


Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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