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Bug 24681 - aspell should depend on at least one library
Summary: aspell should depend on at least one library
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-07-17 09:46 UTC by Greg Watson (linuxkrn)
Modified: 2003-09-11 19:15 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Greg Watson (linuxkrn) 2003-07-17 09:46:57 UTC
gtkspell will build and install without having a dictionary installed.  Things
that then use it will not function or have spellchecking supported removed.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge aspell but not a dict
2. emerge gtkspell
3. emerge app (such a gaim)

Actual Results:  
gaim will not have spellcheck enabled nor give error that it's missing since
gtkspell is installed (just not functional)

Expected Results:  
gtkspell depends on at least one dict.

To fix, emerge a dict package, such as aspell-en and re-emerge gtkspell.  Apps
work as expected.
Comment 1 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-08-25 03:59:01 UTC
The aspell ebuild clearly states at the end 'You will need to install a dictionary now.' . I know that in a big emerge this may be missed, but i think that is the best that can be done at this time. We dont want to impose spell dicts on people.

I think this should go as WONTFIX or LATER wranglers.
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2003-09-11 19:15:06 UTC

also, we have a bug about logging the einfo's at the end so this wont be missed