Subject: problems with 'elm-2.4 pl25' and 'NLSPATH'
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Andrew Wheadon <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/08/1997 02:47:31
The following problem turned up with elm 2.4 PL25.

When 'NLSPATH' is defined to a valid file i.e.
NLSPATH=/usr/share/nls/C/; export NLSPATH
then saving the options in elm _fails_ and the
messages displayed don't fit what is happening.
(other messages in other parts of the program seem to function fine)

Commands in save_opts.c using 'catgets' fail.
i.e. line 252:
	fprintf(newelmrc, catgets(elm_msg_cat, ElmrcSet, ElmrcOptionsFile,
	      "#\n# .elm/elmrc - options file for the ELM mail system\n#\n"));

It seems to use the value of ElmrcOptionsFile from s_elmrc.h

#define ElmrcSet	0x1
#define ElmrcOptionsSavedIn	0x6
and inserts the Message one would get from errno=6 instead of the
"#\n#...." line.

If one increases ElmrcSet to a higher number like 0x7 it works again.
Is elm or is NetBSD wrong in it's use of NLS ?

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