localepurge - reclaim disk space by removing unneeded localizations

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename localepurge_0.7.3.5_all.deb
Package name localepurge
Package version
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin implemented-in::perl implemented-in::shell interface::commandline role::program scope::utility suite::debian use::configuring
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Debian QA Group <packages@qa.debian.org>
Download size 46.46 KB
Installed size 121.00 KB
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
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
localepurge_0.7.3.5_all.deb all Debian Main
localepurge - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
locales -
procps -
ucf -


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package localepurge_0.7.3.5_all.deb
Source Package localepurge

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install localepurge deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install localepurge




2018-11-18 - Helge Kreutzmann <debian@helgefjell.de>
localepurge ( unstable; urgency=medium
* Orphaning localepurge, maintainer set to Debian QA Group
* Deal with lintian warnings vcs-obsolete-in-debian-infrastructure
[Debconf translation updates]
* Russian Yuri Kozlov.  Closes: #888975
2014-12-04 - Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>
localepurge ( unstable; urgency=medium
* Add a few more files to the whitelist based on
feedback from Daniel Hahler and apt-file search.
(Closes: #771973)
2014-11-30 - Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>
localepurge ( unstable; urgency=medium
* Apply patch from Daniel Hahler to keep
/usr/share/locale/all_languages from kdelibs5-data.
(Closes: #771567, LP: #1243620)
* New/updated translations:
- Dutch, thanks Frans Spiesschaert.
- Brazilian Portuguese, thanks Adriano Rafael Gomes.
(Closes: #762631, #737469)
2014-01-26 - Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>
localepurge ( unstable; urgency=high
* [CVE-2014-1638] Create tempfiles in a safe manner using
mktemp.  Thanks to Helmut Grohne for reporting the
issue and helping with the patch.  (Closes: #736359)
* Properly quote the usage / initialisation of the variables
containing temp files.
* Remove the creation of /var/tmp/reinstall_debs.sh during
2014-01-01 - Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>
localepurge ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Niels Thykier ]
* Bump Standards-Versions to 3.9.5 - no changes required.
[ Christian Perrier ]
* Debconf templates and debian/control reviewed by the debian-l10n-
english team as part of the Smith review project. Closes: #725468
[Debconf translation updates]
* Russian (Yuri Kozlov).  Closes: #729105
* Danish (Joe Hansen).  Closes: #729152
* Slovak (Slavko).  Closes: #729413
* Basque (Iñaki Larrañaga Murgoitio).  Closes: #729464
* Polish (Michał Kułach).  Closes: #729604
* German (Frank Stähr).  Closes: #729784
* Japanese (Atsushi Shimono).  Closes: #730173
* Italian (Beatrice Torracca).  Closes: #730223
* French (Christian Perrier).  Closes: #730295
* Czech (Miroslav Kure).  Closes: #730334
* Portuguese (Américo Monteiro).  Closes: #730339
* Swedish (Martin Bagge / brother).  Closes: #730480
* Spanish (Matías A. Bellone). Closes: #733730
2013-09-20 - Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>
localepurge (0.7.3) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
* Update debconf translations:
- pt_BR: Thanks to Adriano Rafael Gomes.
(Closes: #693377)
* Update the debconf database with the current values from
/etc/locale.nopurge (if the file exists).  Thanks to Samuel
Bronson for the report.  (Closes: #691431)
* Remove the "| hurd" in the "procps | hurd" dependency now
that hurd has procps.
* Remove full path to ucf and ucfr in the postinst and postrm
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 - no changes required.
* Unconditionally run "set -e" in postrm.
* Correct the spelling of Francesco Potortì in the NEWS file
and add him to d/copyright and AUTHORS in localepurge.8.
(Closes: #690211)
* Add "-n" to the call to mv(1) in d/postrm and override a
lintian warning.
2012-06-10 - Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>
localepurge (0.7.2) experimental; urgency=low
* Fix typo in handling causing removal of all manpages when
using dpkg --path-exclude.  Thanks to Roderich Schupp for
the report.  (Closes: #676917)
2012-06-06 - Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>
localepurge (0.7.1) experimental; urgency=low
* Do not remove locale.alias with the dpkg approach.
* Remove TODO.Debian.
* Actually install README.dpkg-path.  This file was
missing in 0.7.0.

See Also

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