FS#56450 - [hunspell-en_GB] is unusable without hunspell-en

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Link Mauve (linkmauve) - Sunday, 26 November 2017, 00:25 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Saturday, 29 September 2018, 18:54 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


hunspell-en_GB installs a en_GB-large.aff and a en_GB-large.dic files in /usr/share/hunspell, which apparently isn’t enough to make hunspell discover it.

Adding a symlink from both files to en_GB.aff and en_GB.dic is enough to make Gajim see the language is installed, and use it, and is exactly what installing hunspell-en does (except it also adds a ton of other variants, all symlinked to en_US).

It would make sense to either make hunspell-en_GB depend on hunspell-en, or to plain merge them together if they can’t work without each other.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
hunspell 1.6.2-1
hunspell-en_GB 2017.01.22-2
hunspell-en 2017.01.22-2

* config and/or log files etc.

Steps to reproduce:
pacman -S hunspell-en_GB
Then use any project using it, such as gajim-git.
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Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Saturday, 29 September 2018, 18:54 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Sunday, 26 November 2017, 12:52 GMT
  • Field changed: Summary (hunspell-en_GB is unusable without hunspell-en → [hunspell-en_GB] is unusable without hunspell-en)
  • Field changed: Status (Unconfirmed → Assigned)
  • Task assigned to Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
The base en_GB ==> en_GB-large links should be part of the hunspell-en_GB package...

(Actually I am not 100% sure why they aren't just named en_GB instead.)
Comment by Link Mauve (linkmauve) - Saturday, 29 September 2018, 18:08 GMT
Hi, this bug seems fixed as of hunspell-en_GB 2018.04.16-5, you can close it.