|I know the use of localpurge isn't encourage. Would the use of path-exclude and path-include with dpkg the same danger?
# Drop locales except English
# Drop all translated manual pages
All the locales and manuals use a third of a gigabyte
du /usr/share/man /usr/share/locale/ -hs
While just the English locales is a quarter of a megabyte
du /usr/share/locale/en /usr/share/locale/en_US/ -sh
This was based from Save disk space by excluding useless files with dpkg