Re: Kernel-Messages translation

Evan Jeffrey (
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 14:44:16 -0500

>At 01:45 AM 6/19/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Alternatively you can just define what language you want, say like
>-DENGLISH, and at bootup it would check for the define ENGLISH, and if it
>found it, english.h would be included. The message would be
>printk(CORRUPT_FS);, and in english.h or whatever CORRUPT_FS would be 'The
>Filesystem is corrupted', which is a complete pain in the butt.. learn
>english :)

And then you end up with yet another large file that every single target in
the kernel tree depends upon. So if you get a patch that changes one
printk, you have to recompile the whole kernel. No thanks.

Evan Jeffrey

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