Bug#401969: please build using hunspell

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Thu Dec 7 22:06:51 CET 2006

On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 11:26:34AM +0100, Rene Engelhard <rene at debian.org> wrote:
> [ 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 MySpell is obsolete.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).

Why is that ? Not for binary compatibility, obviously (which is
generally the reason to not *change* a soname)

> (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*)

It's not because it's done elsewhere that it's not a bad thing.


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