About the LINGUAS environment variable

Tushar Teredesai sukucorp at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 09:01:39 PDT 2005

On 6/22/05, Alexander E. Patrakov <patrakov at ums.usu.ru> wrote:
> I propose to add the following text (possibly with some edits) somewhere
> before Chapter 5 after LFS 6.1 goes out.
> A way to save space on unneeded message translations without any
> negative effects upon other NLS aspects is to set the LINGUAS variable
> during the build. The contents of this variable should be a
> space-separated list of two-letter codes of languages, translations to
> which should be installed. E.g., to install only Italian and Spanish
> translations:
> export LINGUAS="it es"

Many moons ago I had tried this approach, but some packages failed
during compilation. I did not dig deeper. Found it was easier to just
remove the unwanted translations.

Maybe the situation has changed now.

Tushar Teredesai
   mailto:tushar at linuxfromscratch.org

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