localepurge - Reclaim disk space removing unneeded localizations

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: localepurge
Package version: 0.6.2+nmu2
Package release:
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.



    Source package: localepurge

    Install Howto

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


    • /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99-localepurge
    • /usr/sbin/localepurge
    • /usr/share/doc/localepurge/NEWS.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/localepurge/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/localepurge/TODO.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/localepurge/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/localepurge/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/localepurge/reinstall_debs.sh
    • /usr/share/man/man8/localepurge.8.gz