aspell 0.60.6.1-1 does not install any dictionaries by default (RE: git gui 1.7.9-1: "spell checking is unavailable" error message)
Thu Nov 8 19:16:00 GMT 2012
Greetings, Matt Seitz!
>>> Does it make sense for Cygwin to follow Fedora's lead, and install
>>> "aspell-en" by default when "aspell" is installed?
>> No, it makes sense to report this issue to Git maintaners.
> OK, I can do that.
> However, based on the Fedora bug reports, it sounds like this could be an
> issue for other "aspell" client applications. It appears that the normal
> behavior for "aspell" clients is to report an error if the "default"
> dictionary is specified and no dictionary is present.
Application should not error out on mistakes in a third-party module
configuration, that is not even required for application to run, and merely
providing a cosmetic functionality.
> So it seems like the options are:
> 1. Change git-gui and other "aspell" based applications to suppress their
> error message when the "default" dictionary is specified and no dictionary
> is present.
Specified where? If it's a configuration in Git-GUI, it must report it as
inconsistency and suggest the way to amend it.
If it's a configuration in aspell, and Git-GUI merely asking for default
behavior, then again, Git-GUI should check, if the module can work at all,
before trying to use it and throw errors at the user.
> 2. Change "setup.exe" to install the "default" dictionary (i.e., the
> dictionary for the current locale) automatically when "aspell" is installed.
Unlikely to happen. Even if do, it would only be a suggestion.
Unless you take the burden of implementing full APT functionality into cygwin
> 3. Change "setup.exe" to remind the user to install the "default"
> dictionary when "aspell" is installed.
> 4. Keep the current behavior, and let the end-user figure out what went
> wrong and how to fix it.
> Option 2 seems to be the solution that Fedora went with.
Andrey Repin (firstname.lastname@example.org) 08.11.2012, <22:59>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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