Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5826
ispell does not work with the ispell-french dictionary
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
1045 $ ispell -d francais test.ispell
Illegal format hash table /usr/lib/ispell/francais.hash -
expected magic2 0x9602, got 0x45
This must be a problem with ispell, not with the dictionary
as I had installed the vary same francais.hash on my 6.0
system, and it was working fine with the 6.0 ispell package.
I finally found out what was happening, and when logging to this site,
I doscover that this is in fact the same thing as for bugs 5874 and
6190. Because $LANG did not contain fr, the hash files were not
installed, thus leaving around the old files from my own installation.
Unsetting LINGUAS or setting it to fr befire reinstalling solved the
problem. IMHO, this should be classified as a (small) bug in rpm
because failing to install the only non-doc files of a package because
of an incorrect variable should at least be notified by a warning
message. If someone wants to install ispell-french, it is likely that
he really wants a french dictionnary.
Also, there should be an option to rpm -V to warn about non-installed
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4958 ***