Bug 134168 - Spellchecking in emacs with aspell on tex document fails
Summary: Spellchecking in emacs with aspell on tex document fails
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: aspell
Version: 2
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-09-29 21:39 UTC by roger griffiths
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-10-06 20:16:46 UTC

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Description roger griffiths 2004-09-29 21:39:15 UTC
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Description of problem:
Probably not a bug, I must have something configured incorrectly, but...

I am having the same symtoms reported in Bug #54391 (which was
resolved last year)
When I spell check any .tex file, I get a core dump and the emacs
process runs away (100% CPU) and have to kill the process.

The interesting part is that if I create a very simple file, say
'test.txt' and spell check (from within emacs) aspell works fine. If I
copy that same file to test.tex and then try to spell check the file I
get the hung process. Finally, copy the file to test.html, aspell
works fine.

I tried this simple method to identify if there was some characters
within my tex documents that was causing aspell trouble.

The core dumps are attributed to aspell,
(corruped library?)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
emacs-21.3-12; aspell-0.50.3-19.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.As outlined above - create a file with just four lines of text, save
the file as test.txt; spell check the file (from within emacs) - no
2.Copy the above file to test.tex (at the command line), open in
emacs, try to spell check, I get a core dump (aspell) and then have to
kill the emacs process.
3. Copy the same file to test.html, open in emacs, spell check no

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2004-10-06 08:28:28 UTC
Looks like this is probably an aspell bug on x86_64.

Seems to be ok with rawhide/fc3 test releases afaics.

Comment 2 Eido Inoue 2004-10-06 20:16:46 UTC
can't reproduce with my machines; i'm not seeing this on current
x86_64 builds either.

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