On Monday 05 of October 2020 21:40:08 William Morder via tde-users wrote:
> On Sunday 04 October 2020 11:58:15 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > Anno domini 2020 Sun, 4 Oct 11:52:09 -0700
> > William Morder via tde-users scripsit:
> > > Now that I checked my own sources.list, it occurred to me to try an
> > > upgrade, and there are lots of new Trinity packages available.
> > > However, many of these are language packs that I don't really need:
> > >
> > > tde-i18n-af-trinity tde-i18n-ar-trinity tde-i18n-az-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-be-trinity tde-i18n-bg-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-bn-trinity tde-i18n-br-trinity tde-i18n-bs-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-ca-trinity tde-i18n-cs-trinity tde-i18n-csb-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-cy-trinity tde-i18n-da-trinity tde-i18n-de-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-el-trinity tde-i18n-engb-trinity tde-i18n-eo-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-es-trinity tde-i18n-et-trinity tde-i18n-eu-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-fa-trinity tde-i18n-fi-trinity tde-i18n-fr-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-fy-trinity tde-i18n-ga-trinity tde-i18n-gl-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-he-trinity tde-i18n-hi-trinity tde-i18n-hr-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-hu-trinity tde-i18n-is-trinity tde-i18n-it-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-ja-trinity tde-i18n-kk-trinity tde-i18n-km-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-ko-trinity tde-i18n-lt-trinity tde-i18n-lv-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-mk-trinity tde-i18n-mn-trinity tde-i18n-ms-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-nb-trinity tde-i18n-nds-trinity tde-i18n-nl-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-nn-trinity tde-i18n-pa-trinity tde-i18n-pl-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-pt-trinity tde-i18n-ptbr-trinity tde-i18n-ro-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-ru-trinity tde-i18n-rw-trinity tde-i18n-se-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-sk-trinity tde-i18n-sl-trinity tde-i18n-sr-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-srlatin-trinity tde-i18n-ss-trinity tde-i18n-sv-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-ta-trinity tde-i18n-te-trinity tde-i18n-tg-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-th-trinity tde-i18n-tr-trinity tde-i18n-uk-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-uz-trinity tde-i18n-uzcyrillic-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-vi-trinity tde-i18n-wa-trinity tde-i18n-zhcn-trinity
> > > tde-i18n-zhtw-trinity
> > >
> > > Is there any way to upgrade without also downloading ALL of
> > > these?!?! I am pretty sure I did not install earlier versions of
> > > these packages.
> > IMO this should not happen. Can't you uninstall them?
> > Nik
> > > Bill
> Sure, of course I can uninstall them. The thing is, I *never* installed
> them at all; I would have noticed something like THAT.
> Therefore, one would think, I ought not have to install or uninstall
> them now.
> So ... to add the question to my own non-answer: Are all those language
> packs, by some chance, included as part of some other packages or
> metapackages, or whatever?
> I am quite sure that I never installed them at all, as I would have
> noticed when apt-get listed them as packages to be installed or
> upgraded; only with this recent upgrade did they suddenly offer
> In fact I did have to uninstall them manually, after which they did not
> appear among items to be upgraded. So it's not a critical problem, and
> now they are gone, problem solved for the moment.
> The real question is, How did they get installed in the first place?
> Assuming that I didn't just go temporarily blind and miss something so
> obvious, then the next most likely possibility is that they get
> installed as dependencies for other items, or that they are part of a
> metapackage. Can anybody answer this question? as I would prefer not to
> install these or other unwanted packages.
these packages certainly do not install automatically, without user
intervention. The only dependency is that the tde-trinity metapackage has
the symbolic name "tde-i18n-trinity" (virtual package) set as Suggests
(less weight than Recommends), which fills all of these language packages.
However, as I mentioned, there would be a necessary collaboration from the
user to choose to install this virtual package name.
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