Bug 21158 - spell check ceases to function with pine-4.30-1.62
Summary: spell check ceases to function with pine-4.30-1.62
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pine
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-21 01:20 UTC by Lee Howard
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-11-22 04:38:38 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2001:042 high SHIPPED_LIVE : Updated pine packages available 2001-03-31 05:00:00 UTC

Description Lee Howard 2000-11-21 01:20:29 UTC
Spell check worked fine under pine-4.10 (or whatever came with 6.2).

After upgrading to pine-4.30-1.62 via the Errata RPMs, the spell checker 
always terminates with:

 [ Alternate speller abnormally terminated (255) ]

Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2000-11-21 17:45:32 UTC
Probably caused by the fact that /etc/pine.conf defines 'aspell' as the spelling program
but that only started shipping in RHL7...

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2000-11-22 04:38:35 UTC
Previous versions of Red Hat Linux used "ispell" as the spell checker,
however Red Hat Linux 7.0 uses a new spell checker called "aspell".
The new errata pine package is configured correctly for Red Hat Linux 7.0,
but incorrectly for previous versions.  You can correct the problem yourself
by editing the master pine configuration file /etc/pine.conf and changing
the line near the bottom that says "speller=aspell --mode=email check" to
just read "speller=".

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-06 16:30:58 UTC
This is fixed in rawhide currently, and an errata will be released soon
for 6.x and 5.x to address other issues that will contain the fix as well.

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