Re: Spelling on PPC Linux broken?

Subject: Re: Spelling on PPC Linux broken?
From: Henry House (
Date: Fri Mar 30 2001 - 16:03:42 CST

On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 12:53:29PM -0500, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Henry House wrote:
> > I tried to compile pspell support to see if that worked better, but
> > unfortunately it didn't compile :-(.
> Pspell should compile on any modern Linux system. Although I only can
> test it on Intel. What version of Gcc are you using as the C++ compiler.
> Please type "g++ -v" to find out. Do not use "gcc -v" as the C and C++
> compiler may be different versions.
> Also where exactly is it going wrong.

Thank for the offer of help; happily I got it to compile (the problem was
stale object files). It does not work though, giving this error when Abiword
starts up:

SpellCheckInit: Pspell error: I'm sorry I can't find any sutable word lists for the language-tag "en".

Both aspell and ispell work from the shell, though...odd. Here are my

ii aspell 0.29.1-1 A more intelligent replacement for the ispel
ii aspell-doc 0.29.1-1 Documentation about the aspell spell checker
ii ispell 3.1.20-12 International Ispell (an interactive spellin
ii libaspell-dev 0.29.1-1 Headers for developing applications with asp
ii libaspell4 0.29.1-1 The aspell spell checker runtime libraries.
ii libpspell-dev 0.11.2-2.1 Header files for developing applications wit
ii libpspell2 0.11.2-2.1 Portable spell checker interface library
ii iamerican 3.1.20-12 An American English dictionary for ispell.

(This is a Debian system.)

'g++ -v' reports:

        Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/powerpc-linux/2.95.2/specs
        gcc version 2.95.2 20000220 (Debian GNU/Linux)

Henry House
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