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Simeon
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free space calculation not changing

If I install LibreOffice and choose to remove unneeded languages, the "free space needed"-number remains at ~430 mb. Only the text says it will save me 250 mb. Is it too difficult to have the installer calculate the space saved?

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Won't Change

We won't change this because the installer still needs ~430MB *during* install. The languages are removed at the end. So, the display is correct in that respect.

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Seems a shame to write

Seems a shame to write hundreds of files only to immediately delete them. Would it be too difficult to modify the installer to check the 'delete list' as it's installing?

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Very Complicated

It's dynamic, so it changes based on the language you are installing in. And the files are written as a big block. We'd need to script out 57 different language sets for each release which would require completely rewriting the PA.c Installer and manually configuring 57 different sub-install sets. As opposed to just deleting everything except what you use dynamically at the end of the install which is done with one already-completed set of code.

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ok

Didnt know it was working that way.

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