Bug 60510 - RFE: split php-manual into several packages
RFE: split php-manual into several packages
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: php (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Phil Copeland
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-02-28 14:53 EST by Michael Schwendt
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-18 10:39:39 EST
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Description Michael Schwendt 2002-02-28 14:53:22 EST
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Request for enhancement:

Please split the multi-language php-manual rpm into several packages, so one
doesn't have to install a huge 15 MiB compressed rpm just to get the PHP Manual
in one language. E.g.


If necessary, add a php-manual-common.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
4.0.6-12 (errata release)
Comment 1 Phil Copeland 2002-03-04 15:40:00 EST
*shrugg* I asked around. Not the policy here. The manuals do not really change
from errata to errata release so thers really no reason to pull them down. The
reason it's a singular rpm is because it's languified.

Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2002-03-18 03:02:08 EST
Maybe it's not such a big deal to download one 15meg package, but having nearly
100 megs wasted on the disk is not the thing to do. Having the package
languified(?) means using "%lang(...)" tags in the %files section, right? If so,
first rpm installed all of them anyway and second I am not able to sensibly select
the languages I want, as I don't only want the language in set in $LANG (I
consider %lang a failed experiment). Whether or not, I just looked and have 10
translations on my disk I really don't want. And I don't want to just remove files
in the rpm database either.

If you can't justify the time spent, tell me a version-release to begin with and
I shall send you a split-up package back.
Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2002-03-18 10:30:07 EST
nils, if you're getting all of the translations installed, then you're getting
them because RPM is installing files marked for all languages.  Check the
setting for %_install_langs in /usr/lib/rpm/macros to verify this.
Comment 4 Nils Philippsen 2002-03-18 10:39:34 EST
And the proposed way to change the set of installed languages for a specific
package is "rpm -ivh <samepackage.rpm> --define '_install_langs <list of langs>'
--replacepkgs"? Yuck.

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