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commit e3a88b3e9d7dc37e5e0d7d2a49161442081198e0
Author: Samuel Thibault <>
Date:   Wed Oct 31 01:49:11 2018 +0100

    hurd: Document how to translate EIEIO error message
    	* sysdeps/gnu/errlist.c (EIEIO): Document how translators should
    	translate the error message.

diff --git a/ChangeLog b/ChangeLog
index 86040c0..c2d1d84 100644
--- a/ChangeLog
+++ b/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,8 @@
+2018-10-31  Samuel Thibault  <>
+	* sysdeps/gnu/errlist.c (EIEIO): Document how translators should
+	translate the error message.
 2018-10-30  Joseph Myers  <>
 	* conform/ New file.
diff --git a/sysdeps/gnu/errlist.c b/sysdeps/gnu/errlist.c
index 31ebfa9..ccb9986 100644
--- a/sysdeps/gnu/errlist.c
+++ b/sysdeps/gnu/errlist.c
@@ -975,6 +975,19 @@ TRANS You did @strong{what}? */
 #ifdef EIEIO
 TRANS Go home and have a glass of warm, dairy-fresh milk. */
+TRANS @c Okay.  Since you are dying to know, I'll tell you.
+TRANS @c This is a joke, obviously.  There is a children's song which begins,
+TRANS @c "Old McDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o."  Every time I see the (real)
+TRANS @c errno macro EIO, I think about that song.  Probably most of my
+TRANS @c compatriots who program on Unix do, too.  One of them must have stayed
+TRANS @c up a little too late one night and decided to add it to Hurd or Glibc.
+TRANS @c Whoever did it should be castigated, but it made me laugh.
+TRANS @c "bought the farm" means "died".  -jtobey
+TRANS @c Translators, please do not translate this litteraly, translate it into
+TRANS @c an idiomatic funny way of saying that the computer died.
     [ERR_REMAP (EIEIO)] = N_("Computer bought the farm"),
 # undef ERR_MAX


Summary of changes:
 ChangeLog             |    5 +++++
 sysdeps/gnu/errlist.c |   13 +++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

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