Bug#451565: jed-extra: no Suggests dependency on ispell
rafael at debian.org
Sun Nov 18 16:19:42 UTC 2007
* Paul Boekholt <p.boekholt at gmail.com> [2007-11-18 16:34]:
> 2007/11/17, Rafael Laboissiere <rafael at debian.org>:
> > 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?
> Testing for the existence of ispell/aspell is not that easy, as the mode
> should also work under Windows. I've changed the error message - if it says
> "execvp" in the *ispell* buffer, it now says "could not start ispell".
Couldn't the test be put inside an "#ifdef UNIX" or whatever?
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