Bug 461893 - This package includes a /usr/bin/ispell wich is incompatible to ispell
This package includes a /usr/bin/ispell wich is incompatible to ispell
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: aspell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Schiffer
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Reported: 2008-09-11 04:52 EDT by Klaus Ethgen
Modified: 2013-04-12 15:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-09-07 11:42:26 EDT
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Description Klaus Ethgen 2008-09-11 04:52:47 EDT
Description of problem:
The package aspell includes a "compatibility script" /usr/bin/ispell witch is
totally incompatible to ispell.

This is that more important if one like to compile ispell by himself and
install it as package as there cannot be two (installed) packages providing the
same binary.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Since long time. That issue was still in RHEL4

Additional info:
There is a entry in the changelog refering the bug #90907 which is unreadable.
(Oh, I forgot that moving a script from /usr/share to /usr/bin has a security
Comment 2 Peter Schiffer 2011-09-07 11:42:26 EDT
Closing this as WONTFIX because ispell project is inactive for 6 years now, there is no rpm package of it for RHEL and /usr/bin/ispell compatibility script is part of upstream aspell project.

If you need to build your custom binaries, you should place them to the /usr/local so they don't conflict with the system binaries.

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