[Dict-common-dev] Re: Bug#310590: aspell dictionaries depend on libaspell15 package name, that might change

Brian Nelson pyro@debian.org
Thu, 7 Jul 2005 22:41:21 -0700

On Thu, May 26, 2005 at 07:22:32PM +0200, Agustin Martin wrote:
> For the first tests aspell do not need anything special, but if this becomes
> more solid, code like
> if [ "$1" = "configure" ] ; then
>     if [ -x /usr/sbin/aspell-autobuildhash ]; then
>         aspell-autobuildhash
>     fi
> fi
> should be added to aspell.postinst, as well as a compat string to file
> /usr/share/aspell/aspell.compat. The format for that string is something
> like
> 0.60_c1
> where the substring before "_" will be added to /usr/lib/aspell- to know the
> datadir, and everything after will represent possible incompatibilities
> between 0.60 versions (not desirable, but who knows). If something in the
> string is changed dicts will be autorebuilt.

I've built aspell debs that contain the aspell.compat and postinst magic
above available here:


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