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Bug 71955 - Updating GConf GNOME/Spell when new languages are installed
Summary: Updating GConf GNOME/Spell when new languages are installed
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
: 85137 89904 93330 93367 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-11-21 09:10 UTC by Marcos González
Modified: 2006-04-03 09:44 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Marcos González 2004-11-21 09:10:51 UTC
For long time, and after various reinstalls, Evolution only showed english variants in the list of spell checking available languages, althought I had installed spanish aspell-es, and other Gnome programs like Gedit do correctly spell check in spanish.

The solution has been found by jbjoret:

"[...] It is not a problem of evolution but Gnome seems not to update a Spell configuration file. If you install the correct languages at the very beginning you won't have this problem. If you install them later... read what's next:

- Languages used by evolution seem to be defined in

You can try to edit this manually if you understand the way this file works, or just do it as I did it. I created a used with its directory, started gnome, started evolution ... made sure the languages where here, and then copied the %gconf.xml file onto my own. And it works finally Very Happy."

"Thank you very much for your tip. I had exactly the same problem.
The easiest way is to remove the file: <usehome>/.gconf/GNOME/Spell/%gconf.xml
The file will be re-generated..."

I deleted that file, restarted Gnome and now spanish appears as an option to spell check the messages.
Comment 1 Mike Gardiner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-03-19 02:45:53 UTC
*** Bug 85137 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Lars Strojny 2005-03-20 12:50:58 UTC
It's also possible to use gconf-editor and reset all values in /GNOME/Spell/. After a restart of evolution the new languages are displayed correctly.
Comment 3 Mike Gardiner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-18 22:37:36 UTC
Unfortunately /GNOME/spell isn't included in the defaults, it's created per-user which means it'll be difficult to update via portage (for example, after a new aspell-dict is emerged).

App-dicts/Liquidx, any suggestions?
Comment 4 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-20 01:55:13 UTC
well, seems like short of magic, you won't be able to modify per-user configuration. detecting available languages at install time and putting them in /etc/gconf is also not going to help the situation since people might install dictionaries afterwards.

i think it is an upstream bug more than anything.
Comment 5 Mike Gardiner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-04-22 19:41:34 UTC
*** Bug 89904 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Leonardo Boshell (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-05-23 20:31:40 UTC
*** Bug 93367 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Leonardo Boshell (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-05-23 20:32:40 UTC
*** Bug 93330 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-04-03 09:44:09 UTC
gnome-spell-1.0.7-r1 should resolve these issues, please test.