[blfs-support] XML Files

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Thu Dec 12 08:00:26 PST 2013

On 12/12/2013 04:56 PM, Dan McGhee wrote:
> I've noticed that many files that get installed are XML files and 
> contain many lines for messages in different languages.  In particular 
> I'm thinking of the action files in /usr/share/polkit-1/actions.  My 
> $LANG is "en_US.ISO-8859-1."  The existence of these other lines in the 
> files make it a little difficult to find what I'm looking for.
> In installing these packages; e.g., polkit, did I miss a dependency to 
> render these files with only the en_US messages, or is there another 
> application that I can apply to these files to eliminate the lines 
> relating to other messages?
> Thanks,
> Dan

That's called Native Language Support. Some packages have --disable-nls
configure switches that disable translating messages into other
languages when possible.

Note: My last name is not Krejzi.

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