I've uploaded a patch to select languages when installing mailman. Here is a excerpt from SF tracker:
Subject: [ mailman-Patches-1298355 ] Select language(s) when install Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 22:35:37 -0700
You can respond by visiting: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=300103&aid=1298355...
Initial Comment: While the number of translated languages is growing, most users are using only a few languages. With this patch, the site admin can select his/her required languages by an option to the configure script by `--with-languages' and can considerably reduce the install size. This patch is for 2.2.0a0 (most recent CVS as of writing) but also applicable to 2.1.6 except that you may have to regenerate configure script by invoing autoconf command.
Patch usage: % cd mailman (src directory) % patch -p0 < /path/to/install_selected_language.patch.txt
Configure usage: % ./configure --with-languages="ja fr" ... en+ja+fr % ./configure --with-languages="" ... all available languages % ./configure .... all available languages % ./configure --with-languages="none" ... English only
Japanese and Korean codecs are no longer installed by `make install' but availability is checked during the configure run and urge to install if they are absent when CJK languages are included in the language list.
I hope skilled developers can review this patch before I check in to the CVS.