Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 212036
xchat's spell checking support doesn't work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:46 EST
Description of problem:
xchat's spell checking support doesn't work. The checkbox in preferences does
nothing. The package is obviously meant to include spell checking support.
I recompiled it with --enable-spell=gtkspell instead of --enable-spell=static.
Then spell checking worked just fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install xchat
2. run xchat
3. type something like asdf into the input box
No red underline
You need to install enchant from extras to get spelling.
Yes, installing enchant from extras does work, but it shouldn't require a extras
package to get that functionality. There is a check box in the application, it
should work. Instead of mysteriously turning on when enchant is installed.
I would say the recompile is the way to go, but it always screws with the input
box size. Enchant is a better way. So either enchant needs to move in to core,
it needs to be compiled dynamically against gtkspell, or switch to libsexy and
move it to core.
If you install the gnome-xchat frontend then spellcheching starts to work too.
It keeps working if you remove gnome-xchat again too
Its a bug!
ok xchat is just missing dependencies for libsexy and enchant!
Actually just enchant, but it's not required, so it would be incorrect to put
this in as a dependency.
For the record, the latest F7 and Rawhide versions now use the system version
of libsexy for spell checking, which has a Requires: enchant, so this issue has
been solved as a side effect.