Subject: Re: weird error
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/04/1996 07:56:22
On Tue, 29 Oct 1996 10:52:29 -0800 
 "Michael L. VanLoon --" <> wrote:

 > Occasionally, when a program tries to print error output, I get this
 > message:
 > 	Message Catalog System: corrupt file
 > What the heck is generating this, and how do I fix it?
 > I've rebuilt world several times, with no effect.  I've grepped
 > through the source tree looking for those strings, and can't find it.
 > I tried looking in /usr/src/share/nls/, but that dir doesn't exist.

Some statically linked program is not happy when it finds the new-format
message catalogues.  There's no way to turn it off other than setting
your message catalogue path to something bogus (I forget the env var
name) or to re-link those programs with an up-to-date C library.

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