Packaging of gettext message catalogs (.mo files)

Christopher Faylor
Tue Sep 13 22:36:00 GMT 2005

On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 11:30:04PM +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
>Taking a look at my main Subversion binary package, I've noticed that the 
>gettext message catalogs account for almost half the size of the tarball - 
>and over half of the unpacked size.
>Approx sizes (.mo files/other files)
>Compressed 458kB / 467kB
>Unpacked 2.0MB / 1.5MB
>I'm wondering whether it would be worthwhile splitting the .mo files off 
>into a seperate package. This would, of course, be setting something of a 
>precedent, though, so I'm asking for opinions.

What's the point of doing this?  You need the catalog no matter what don't


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