Bug#401969: please build using hunspell

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Fri Dec 8 07:43:01 CET 2006

On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 02:49:12AM +0100, Rene Engelhard <rene at debian.org> wrote:
> Because of this. Binaries which link to a SONAME which only exist in
> distributions inventing a SONAME don't work elsewhere. Binaries built
> on Fedora (and Debian if i'd apply it if shared libs' future in hunspell
> is uncertain) are not able to use it somewhere else where only the
> "normal" upstream contents are packaged. Of course, binary-only things
> suck and you most times have the source to rebuild it, but...

Debian doesn't guaranty binary compatibility of its binaries with other

> (...)
> What is your argument exactly for not linking to link against that static
> lib? Only because it's static? That argument IMHO doesn't really
> score...
> Many things link against static libs - simply becaus ethere's no shared
> lib (yet) upstream.
> My points are:
> - you are blocking usage of superior dicts (hunspell-*) elsewhere
>   (OOo, enchant/abiword) by not supporting hunspell in Ice* for those
>   that use OOo or enchant/abiword and some Ice animal.
>   (And I want to get myspell removed for etch+1...)

OTOH, you are blocking better hunspell for ... no reason.
Also note what you are asking is not (yet) supported by mozilla.


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