Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 221258
Anconda always istall all languages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:52 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda always instals all supported languages, which wastes 120MB of disk
space. You can select one, two or three languages, but the usr/share/locale and
the usr/lib/locale end up with all languges.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install from the CD
2. Select one language (say english)
3. At the end, look to /usr/lib/share/locale and /usr/lib/locale
All languages installed
Only the selected language installed
I have played a lot with the "ks.cfg" trying to create a bare-bones FC5 to
install in a 512M Flash, but this bug wastes 120MB of the disk, which prevents
me using Fedora in the flash.
This is intentional as you can't go back and add the languages later
If it is so, the "System Administration Guide", item 1.4 Kickstart options
should be corrected, as it says that only choosing "default" with one language
Sets the language(s) to install on the system. The same language codes used
with lang can be used with langsupport.
To install one language, specify it. For example, to install and use the
French language fr_FR:
If language support for more than one language is specified, a default
must be identified.
For example, to install English and French and use English as the default
langsupport --default=en_US fr_FR
If you use --default with only one language, all languages are installed
with the specified language set to the default.