[Dict-common-dev] New release of dictionaries-common

Rafael Laboissiere Rafael Laboissiere <laboissiere@mpipf-muenchen.mpg.de>
Thu, 4 Apr 2002 13:15:05 +0200

* Agustín Martín Domingo <agmartin@aq.upm.es> [2002-04-02 17:07]:

> I am also thinking about adding Piotr Roszatycki's update-ispell-hash
> script to dictionaries-common package. There is a wishlist item in the
> ispell BTS page (Bug #41741) about its possible incorporation to ispell
> package, but dictionaries-common is probably a better place for it. What do
> you think?

I have not looked in detail into the update-ispell-hash script, but it looks
like it is not incompatible with dictionaries-common.  We should identify
the potential usefulness of update-ispell-hash in other dictionary packages.
If it will be used by ipolish only, I would let it out.  Also, I do not
fully understand the benefits of the script.  Is it goal only to save disk
space, or also to improve performance?

If I understand correctly, the script calls buildhash to build the hash file
in /var/lib/ispell/<dict-name>.hash, to which a symlink is created in 
/usr/lib/ispell/<dict-name>.hash.  It seems to me that there is no
mechanisms for allowing choosing dictionaries without building the hash
files.  From this point of view, the update-ispell-hash script is quite
different in philosophy from the tools available in dictionaries-common.