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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:40 am    Post subject: emerge language subselection for thunderbird Reply with quote

Hello all,

I'm new to Gentoo (formerly on Arch and Crux). So far I like it very much.

I have one minor problem regarding emerge and languages. Some large programs come with multiple languages by default. (E.g. Thunderbird). I'd like to install only a subsection of the available languages (say english, french and german), since I don't want to spend space on features I'll probably never use.

So far I read the LINGUAS and LANG flags can achieve this, so I followed some forum discussions and added these lines to my make.conf, but when I then try to emerge thunderbird I still see a long list of languages. What am I doing wrong?

make.conf:
Code:

LINGUAS="en"
LANG="en_US.utf8"


my emerge call:
Code:

emerge -va mail-client/thunderbird


what bugs me about the response:
Code:

[ebuild  N     ] mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.8  USE="alsa bindist crypt dbus ipc jit ldap libnotify lightning minimal startup-notification -custom-cflags -custom-optimization -debug -gconf -mozdom (-selinux) -system-sqlite -wifi" LINGUAS="-ar -ast -be -bg -bn_BD -br -ca -cs -da -de -el -en_GB -es_AR -es_ES -et -eu -fi -fr -fy_NL -ga_IE -gd -gl -he -hr -hu -hy_AM -id -is -it -ja -ko -lt -nb_NO -nl -nn_NO -pa_IN -pl -pt_BR -pt_PT -rm -ro -ru -si -sk -sl -sq -sr -sv_SE -ta_LK -tr -uk -vi -zh_CN -zh_TW" 112,271 kB


Regards,
Max
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why does that bug you when it's correct :?: Study the output more carefully... You'll notice that even though you've set LINGUAS to en, that Thuderbird has no en listed. This usually means that the default language is en. The long list you see is correct in that all the LINGUAS contain the minus sign(They will be "turned off" during compile).

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
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