Reclaim disk space by removing unneeded localizations
  11 reviews

This package provides 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 hundreds of megabytes of disk space taken up by localization you will most probably never have any use for. It is run automatically upon completion of any APT installation actions.

This tool is a hack which is *not* integrated with the system's package management system and therefore is not for the faint of heart. Its interference can provoke strange, but usually harmless, behavior in programs related to apt/dpkg, such as dpkg-repack, reportbug, etc. Responsibility for its usage and possible breakage of the system therefore lies in the system administrator's hands.

Please do abstain from reporting any such bugs blaming localepurge if you break the system by using it. If you don't know what you are doing and can't handle any resulting breakage, you should not install this package.
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gloschtla 6 years ago

Purging of default locale en_US should be disabled, because certain software like samba depend on it: " Warning: No support for locale: en_US.utf8 " & "..no such directory"

MagicMint 7 years ago

If you’re sure about your language locale(s), it’s very handy, even if it looks archaic. You must install it as soon as possible after the installation of Linux Mint though, preferably before the very first update.

gcosta 7 years ago

Muy buen software, simple y util!. Very good software, simple and usefull!

xrs1969 9 years ago

works just fine , if you know what you are doing !

mbott1982 9 years ago


HATRED 11 years ago

Zer0 said everything!

wanda 11 years ago

N o.

Zer0 11 years ago

Saved plenty of space with unused languages.

jamied_uk 11 years ago

crap it removes icons from menu and stops things working

artic112 12 years ago

Good application to limit disk space usuage

afterburner 12 years ago

very useful