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COMPILE_ET(1)						      General Commands Manual						     COMPILE_ET(1)

compile_et - tool for generating com_err error tables SYNOPSIS
compile_et [ --base table_base ] [ --etout out_dir ] [ --stringsout out_strings_dir ] error_table DESCRIPTION
compile_et is a tool to produce com_err style error code to string mappings for use with the com_err error_message() API. compile_et takes the com_err error table file error_table and generates a com_err source and header file for use with add_error_table() and remove_error_table(). It also generates an optional strings file for use with bundled applications. If the contents of the strings file are added to Localizable.strings, then the application does not need to use add_error_table() and remove_error_table(). compile_et is intended to be used by the Kerberos implementation and third party plugins (eg: KLLoginLogoutNotification and KLPrincipal- Translation plugins). OPTIONS
--etout out_dir output source, header and strings files to the directory out_dir. By default compile_et places files in the current working direc- tory. --stringsout out_strings_dir output the strings file to the directory out_strings_dir. By default compile_et places the strings file in out_dir (if it is speci- fied) or the current working directory. --base table_base use table_base as the error table base name. This is a four character code which identifies the error table in the error table database. SEE ALSO
kerberos(1) BUGS
Currently compile_et has no support for generating strings files for multiple localizations. Strings files must be manually localized. COMPILE_ET(1)

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COMPILE_ET(1)                                                 General Commands Manual                                                COMPILE_ET(1)

compile_et - error table compiler SYNOPSIS
compile_et file DESCRIPTION
Compile_et converts a table listing error-code names and associated messages into a C source file suitable for use with the com_err(3) library. The source file name must end with a suffix of ``.et''; the file consists of a declaration supplying the name (up to four characters long) of the error-code table: error_table name followed by up to 256 entries of the form: error_code name, " string " and a final end to indicate the end of the table. The name of the table is used to construct the name of a subroutine initialize_XXXX_error_table which must be called in order for the com_err library to recognize the error table. The various error codes defined are assigned sequentially increasing numbers (starting with a large number computed as a hash function of the name of the table); thus for compatibility it is suggested that new codes be added only to the end of an existing table, and that no codes be removed from tables. The names defined in the table are placed into a C header file with preprocessor directives defining them as integer constants of up to 32 bits in magnitude. A C source file is also generated which should be compiled and linked with the object files which reference these error codes; it contains the text of the messages and the initialization subroutine. Both C files have names derived from that of the original source file, with the ``.et'' suffix replaced by ``.c'' and ``.h''. A ``#'' in the source file is treated as a comment character, and all remaining text to the end of the source line will be ignored. BUGS
Since the original compile_et uses a very simple parser based on yacc(1), and this current version of compile_et uses an awk/sed combina- tion of scripts, its error recovery leaves much to be desired. SEE ALSO
com_err (3). Ken Raeburn, "A Common Error Description Library for UNIX". SIPB 30 Mar 1998 COMPILE_ET(1)
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