[Dict-common-dev] Re: Re. aspell Fixes pending upload

Agustín Martín Domingo agmartin@aq.upm.es
Mon, 09 Dec 2002 11:47:21 +0100

Brian Nelson wrote:
> FYI, I've been doing some testing with producing dictionaries with the
> new Aspell.  The maintainer interface for aspell dictionary creation has
> not changed, though the format of the output has.  Also, I think the way
> that Aspell detects which dictionary to use has changed.  The current
> method is described here:
> http://savannah.gnu.org/download/aspell/manual/user/5_Working.html#SECTION00660000000000000000
> The dictionaries created with the new Aspell can be used with the
> --master option; however, the --lang option fails to work unless a
> .multi file is created, as far as I can tell.

Thanks for the info. Making all aspell dicts to provide a .multi file is 
probably a good choice.

> Since every aspell-dictionary package currently in Debian will not work
> with the new Aspell, I think it's appropriate for the new Aspell to
> conflict with <= the current version of every aspell-dictionary package,
> to ensure a smooth transition from the packages in Woody.  Do you agree?
To make it really smooth I am afraid yes. Just making the dicts depend 
on aspell (>= 0.50) is not enough since people might try using older dicts.

P.D. aspell already compiled on hppa. The problem now is in mips/mipsel 
where aspell did never compile due to an internal compiler error, but a 
different problem than in hppa. For more details, see


This link seems to have also the same info, but I cannot reach it now:


Agustin Martin Domingo, Dpto. de Fisica, ETS Arquitectura Madrid,
(U. Politecnica de Madrid)  tel: +34 91-336-6536, Fax: +34 91-336-6554,
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