Bug#401969: please build using hunspell

Rene Engelhard rene at debian.org
Thu Dec 7 11:26:34 CET 2006

[ also Cc'ing iceweasels bug ]

Am Donnerstag, 7. Dezember 2006 08:12 schrieben Sie:
> block 401969 by 324637
> thanks
> > MySpell is obsolete.
> > Please build against Hunspell, which is an improved version of MySpell
> > retaining full backwards compatibility. That also would make the usage
> > of hunspell-de-* in iceweasel possible.
> (...)
> I won't do that until hunspell comes with a shared library.

And I won't add a shared library myself and invent a SONAME. (Like Fedora does).

(BTW, I'll probably remove MySpell after etch so then this is RC;
I consider building against system-hunspell (and telling that) still better
than building with an internal copy of MySpell)

Especially since Mozilla now doesn't support hunspell dicts but hunspell-* and
myspell-* have the same file. I guess I need to make hunspell-* conflict with any
Mozilla out there *sigh*)

There's no big difference in using hunspell and myspell, except that hunspell dictionaries
then will also work. And you show that hunspell is used so the security team knows
that mozilla needs to be rebuilt (which probably won't happen, no one ever found a security bug
in either hunspell or myspell). And in any case, there's already enchant and openoffice.org building
with static hunspell (openoffice.org does build far longer than ice*)


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