Bug 1465835 - Add Requires: aspell-en
Add Requires: aspell-en
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: inkscape (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gwyn Ciesla
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 1464487
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Reported: 2017-06-28 06:29 EDT by Jan Pokorný
Modified: 2017-08-08 12:07 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-08-08 12:07:58 EDT
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Description Jan Pokorný 2017-06-28 06:29:41 EDT
Hello, finally got to test the reported subissue in more detail:

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1464487 +++

Then I tried to check the function of the spell checker from within
inkscape built like that:

1. select "Create and edit text objects (F8)"
2. enter some random text
3. go to main menu > Text > Check spelling
4. observe new embedded dialog just with one button active
   -- "Stop"
5. if you click on that button, you'll get a segfault

But after reinstalling inkscape with original Fedora version using
gtkspell, I got the same behavior, so I don't really think this would
be a regression -- it's rather a pre-existing bug that should not
block getting rid of dependency on now-orphaned package.

--- Additional comment from Jan Pokorný on 2017-06-23 16:22:07 CEST ---

Note when I run inkscape from terminal, I can observe

> ** (inkscape:20386): WARNING **: Error: No word lists can be found for the language "en_US".

prior to the crash.

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So, I've discovered, a long-standing upstream bug:

Indeed, installing aspell-en will fix the issue.
I was worried that the language for the dictionary is influenced with
LANG environment variable, but discovered it's not true.
Moreover, when for instance one installs just aspell-cs (or any other
aspell-LANG where LANG != en) and select that language in the Inkscape
properties as a primary language, the same crash happens regardless.

Hence it seems safe to assume that just having aspell-en installed
along with Inkscape should solve the problem (worst case the majority
will still be covered).

Thanks for considering!

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