Thursday, October 4, 2012

apt-get: update only required translations

apt Acquire::Languages can be set to declare which translations you want downloading. The variable "environment" specifies that apt should check $LC_MESSAGES. Here we go:
# eliminate any lists you might have
rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/
# set languages you need
echo 'Acquire::Languages { "environment"; "en"; };' > \
# update lists
apt-get update
If you need just English, it is okay just remove apt lists.