On 06/22/2015 09:01 AM, Jonathan Dieter wrote:
On Mon, 2015-06-22 at 06:16 -0400, Jan Kurik wrote:
> Recently we made it possible to install a small number of locales by
> supplying the rpm-macro “_install_langs”, for example
> rpm -i -D _install_langs="en:de_DE" glibc-common.rpm
> will install all English locales and all German locales which start
> with “de_DE”,
> rpm -i -D _install_langs="en_US.utf8" glibc-common.rpm
> will install only the en_US.utf8 locale,
> rpm -i -D _install_langs="POSIX" glibc-common.rpm
> will install nothing (but the POSIX/C is still available because it
> is builtin into glibc).
Please note that this step in implementing the feature will break
deltarpms. Deltarpm requires the *full* data from the original rpm to
be installed in order to build the updated rpm from the deltarpm, so
the fact that we're only installing part of glibc-common will cause any
deltarpms for glibc-common to fail.
If I understand correctly though, the above is a stepping-stone to
subpackages containing the languages, which will *not* break deltarpms.
I do think the change is a great idea; I just want to make sure all
involved are aware of this potential pitfall along the way.
It was known, but not mentioned, that this would decrease the effectiveness
of deltarpm for glibc-common. This step is indeed just a stepping stone
to splitting out the packages.