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

Alan W. Irwin irwin at beluga.phys.uvic.ca
Sat Nov 17 17:28:35 UTC 2007

On 2007-11-17 15:21+0100 Rafael Laboissiere wrote:

> * Jörg Sommer <joerg at alea.gnuu.de> [2007-11-17 14:17]:
>> There should be an error message that tells “ispell not found,” but
>> nothing more.
> Yes, the current ispell.sl give cryptic error messages when ispell/aspell is
> not installed :
>  * In the *ispell* buffer:
>       execvp of aspell failed!
>  * In the echo area:
>       Ispell crashed!
> This two messages give the false impression that aspell/isepll was launched
> and crashed.
> Paul, could you add a test for the existence of the aspell/spell program in
> start_ispell_process and send the warning message Jörg suggests above?
> (See /http://bugs.debian.org/451565 for the context of this message.)

I agree this solution would be better than the Suggests I originally
proposed.  And thanks, Rafael, for suggesting the aspell alternative to

Alan W. Irwin

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