Ticket #139 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

alpine's spell checker doesn't work

Reported by: geofft Owned by: geofft
Priority: low Milestone: Upstream Utopia
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:  LP:340993  DebianBug:526726

Description

If you hit Ctrl-T in the body of a message in alpine's composer, it tells you that "" doesn't exist. The speller variable is unset, and setting it to aspell -c will make the spell checker work.

This appears to be a regression from, e.g., Linerva Etch, in which alpine out of the locker apparently would let you spell-check. Although on (current) Linerva Lenny, the locker fails in the same manner.

It also appears to be an upstream bug, in that this is the behavior when you run alpine on a non-Debathena box. Even though Anders looked and determined the Debian packaging configured alpine with aspell enabled...

I've committed r23596 to work around this, but we should really figure out what's going wrong before uploading it.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by geofft

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Owner set to geofft

The issue is that the Debian packaging tries to ./configure to enable aspell, but if aspell isn't installed in the build chroot, it silently ignores that request.

I've filed a Launchpad bug asking alpine to Build-Depend and Depend on aspell. The Debian maintainer watches LP, so hopefully he'll address it there too; if not, I'll file a Debian bug.

 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alpine/+bug/340993

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by broder

If you're interested in getting this fixed in Ubuntu, you should file the bug in Debian as well, so that it's clear that you're not trying to create Ubuntu-specific differences.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by broder

This is fixed in Jaunty.

We should try to get this fix SRU'd into Hardy and Intrepid, and also into Lenny via whatever their post-release update mechanism is.

comment:4 follow-up: ↓ 6 Changed 13 years ago by broder

  • Component set to --

Ok. I've actually applied for an SRU here for Hardy/Intrepid?.

Somebody should file a bug against the Debian package so that Asheesh doesn't forget about it, and we should be sure to push for a post-release update there.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by broder

  • Upstream bug set to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alpine/+bug/340993

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 13 years ago by geofft

  • Upstream bug changed from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alpine/+bug/340993 to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alpine/+bug/340993 http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=526726

Replying to broder:

Ok. I've actually applied for an SRU here for Hardy/Intrepid?.

It doesn't seem to be progressing; do you know the procedure to poke them? Does it need someone other than you to confirm?

Somebody should file a bug against the Debian package so that Asheesh doesn't forget about it

Filed as 526726.

comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by broder

  • Upstream bug changed from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alpine/+bug/340993 http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=526726 to LP:340993 DebianBug:526726

comment:8 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone set to Upstream Utopia

Do we still care about the SRU, or can we just document the brokenness in Intrepid and lower and be done?

comment:9 Changed 12 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from accepted to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

This has been fixed in the Ubuntu releases we care about.

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