[blfs-support] XML Files

Dan McGhee beesnees at grm.net
Thu Dec 12 08:34:53 PST 2013

On 12/12/2013 10:00 AM, Armin K. wrote:
> 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.
Thanks, Armin. You have really taught me a lot in the last couple of 
days. Many times I just automatically type commands and options from the 
book and read the "command explanations" without very much sinking in. 
Thanks for taking the time to answer these basic questions.


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