Package Details: localepurge

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Package Base: localepurge
Description: Script to remove disk space wasted for unneeded localizations.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Hyllios
Last Packager: Hyllios
Votes: 258
Popularity: 0.62
First Submitted: 2007-07-08 16:29
Last Updated: 2019-08-26 02:11

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vinibali commented on 2021-04-10 06:05

Hi! Is there any chance for the URL change? As others mentioned previously it's broken atm. Regards

adlerweb commented on 2020-11-07 10:49

Note that is now 404ed in favor of, however arch-patches would have to be updated for this version first. You can still get the previous version by changing the PKGBUILD source to

I second the idea of Ruben for a script to simplify transition, however - if I understand correctly - this can only replace a part of localepurge since it will not remove locales from already installed packages and is as such not able to instantly free up space.

RubenKelevra commented on 2020-04-16 22:10

I think we should remove this package, for discussed reasons.

But a simple script replacement would be nice, which starts once after installation/update and which will automatically generate the NoExtract rules based on your /etc/locale.conf and add an Include in the pacman.conf to the generated NoExtract rules-file.

This would allow rewriting this config file when there are new paths or new locales added/removed.

Sausad commented on 2020-04-11 16:19

As a simple basic user, localepurge is far more convenient and I am glad to use it. I went to see how to use NoExtract : All I see is an far more complicated way to configure. And no clue about how to keep multiple locale. And a Warning advising against. On another side, localepurge use the same simple syntax as locale.gen ...

Archange commented on 2019-08-08 15:08

I’ll remove it, but I would like to find a place in the wiki for the NoExtract rules to use instead of it.

hcartiaux commented on 2019-08-08 14:42

I orphan this pack, if we get a consensus here, I think we should file a removal request for localepurge.

cmcc commented on 2019-06-19 14:39

@ArchangeGabriel: ok, thanks for your reply

Archange commented on 2019-06-19 14:20

@cmcc: This package is legacy on Arch. Please read comments below.

cmcc commented on 2019-06-19 13:38

This package was flagged out-of-date almost 3 weeks ago, is it there any plan to update it? Thanks!

Archange commented on 2017-04-27 11:29

@kozaki: Well, you did not even use my example as-is, because it wouldn’t have led to this issue. But yes, my example is to be adapted obviously, would it be only because your locale might not be fr, and you might also have other softwares, etc.

Regarding your vim rule, it’s outdated, because vim74 was for vim 7.4, but we’ve been on 8.0 for a while now. So it’s vim80 now.

Maybe we should start a wiki page listing rules for different kind of packages? For instance, you made me discover /usr/share/i18n/locales.