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#1 2012-10-01 13:02:27

techryda
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Feature request: Add a whitelist to the NoExtract functionality

In pacman.conf it would be useful to add a NoExtractWhitelist= or NoExtractException= directive.

NoExtract = usr/share/locale/*
NoExtractException = usr/share/locale/en_US/*

The use case I have in mind for this is the /usr/share/locale/ directory.
On my laptop I have no problem with this directory, but I install arch to usb keys and optical media frequently and
it would be good to be able to blacklist the the 100MB+ and ~2500 files that I don't use w/o having to add every locale
other than my own to the NoExtract line.

Last edited by techryda (2012-10-01 13:05:34)

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#2 2012-10-01 13:24:02

loafer
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Re: Feature request: Add a whitelist to the NoExtract functionality

Please submit feature requests to the Bug tracker.  No one will see it here.


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For freedom is the man that will turn the world upside down.
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#3 2012-10-01 13:28:32

karol
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Re: Feature request: Add a whitelist to the NoExtract functionality

Is the problem with extra I/O on the USB or taking up that 100 MB? https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 4#p1165054

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#4 2012-10-01 13:36:17

techryda
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Re: Feature request: Add a whitelist to the NoExtract functionality

@loafer: Will do

@karol: With USB media it's the I/O I'm trying to avoid, with optical its the size because I'm running from RAM

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#5 2012-10-01 13:42:34

karol
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Re: Feature request: Add a whitelist to the NoExtract functionality

Isn't it possible to purge the unwanted locales before burning the CD?

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#6 2012-10-01 13:47:53

techryda
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Re: Feature request: Add a whitelist to the NoExtract functionality

The optical media isn't really my concern, shouldn't have mentioned it.  I mainly care about wear and copy speed on my flash drives

Just filed FS#31749

Last edited by techryda (2012-10-01 13:51:06)

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