Bug#451565: jed-extra: no Suggests dependency on ispell

Jörg Sommer joerg at alea.gnuu.de
Sat Nov 17 13:17:09 UTC 2007

Hallo Rafael,

Rafael Laboissiere schrieb am Sat 17. Nov, 09:16 (+0100):
> * Alan W. Irwin <irwin at beluga.phys.uvic.ca> [2007-11-16 15:54]:
> > Package: jed-extra
> > Version: 2.4.2-1
> > Severity: minor
> > 
> > 
> > ispell from jed-extra is a drop-in replacement so it is possible this bug
> > should be filed for jed as well.  Anyhow, I wish to point out that neither
> > jed or jed-extra have a Suggests dependency on ispell, and I believe one
> > should be required since obviously the original jed ispell or the jed-extra
> > ispell and ispell_region will not work without the ispell package being
> > installed.  For my new debian testing install I assumed ispell was installed
> > when I tried ispell from within jed, and I found out the hard way that it
> > was not installed which is the reason I am filing this bug.
> This is a good suggestion, thanks for making it.

I don't think it is a good suggestion. I found only one package in
Debian that does so:

% grep-dctrl -F Provides editor -a -F Suggests,Recommends spell \
   -s Package /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.de.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_main_binary-powerpc_Packages
Package: nano
% grep-dctrl -e -F Package 'emacs|vi' -a -F Suggests,Recommends spell \
  -s Package /var/lib/apt/lists/ftp.de.debian.org_debian_dists_unstable_main_binary-powerpc_Packages

And if you start with this, where will you stop? svn, cvs, gcc, make,
sendmail, …

There should be an error message that tells “ispell not found,” but
nothing more.

Bye, Jörg.
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