localepurge - Reclaim disk space removing unneeded localizations

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name localepurge
Package version 0.6.2+nmu2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 168 B
Download size 31.85 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
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 Architecture Repository
localepurge_0.6.2+nmu2_all.deb 0.6.2+nmu2 all Ubuntu Universe
localepurge - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
hurd -
locales -
procps -
ucf -


Type URL
Binary Package localepurge_0.6.2+nmu2_all.deb
Source Package localepurge

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install localepurge deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install localepurge



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