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spell checking in xemacs

I used setup to download and install both the aspell and xemacs
packages.  If I click on the "Spell" button on the toolbar in xemacs, I
get the message "Symbol's function definition is void: ispell-buffer".
The response to M-x spell, M-x aspell, and M-x ispell is [No match].
Setup indicates that I have version 21.4.15-1 of xemacs.

I've just spent hours combing the web and the mailing list archives and
FAQ's trying to find out how to fix this.  One person suggests 

(eval-after-load "ispell"
     (setq ispell-program-name "aspell")))

I entered this into my .xemacs/init.el file (this seems to be a
replacement for the old .emacs file one used to place in one's home
directory) but the behavior of xemacs described above did not change.

Another person suggested 

(setq-default ispell-program-name "aspell")

That also had no effect.

I'm not even sure xemacs is reading this initialization file though I
tried explicitly adding the .xemacs directory to my path.

Any help would be appreciated.  

I second the request of the person who wrote in March asking that ispell
be included with xemacs.  One really shouldn't have to spend hours
trying to get such a basic thing working.

Also it would be helpful if aspell had man pages!   

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