[Mageia-dev] Consolidation of the spelling tools in Mageia

Kamil Rytarowski n54 at gmx.com
Wed Nov 30 20:45:19 CET 2011

On 30.11.2011 15:20, Thomas Spuhler wrote:
> On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 11:13:00 pm andre999 wrote:
>> Jerome Quelin a écrit :
>>> hi,
>>> On 11/11/28 17:28 -0500, andre999 wrote:
>>>>> so i there some kind of meta-package which is responsible for
>>>>> obsoleting packages that should be uninstalled?
>>>> Why not do what boklm suggested on Mageia-dev (2011-11-20 18:01) :
>> ...
>>> you don't answer the question. i'm not asking what to do in svn, that's
>>> pretty easy. but if we do only what you suggest, then the packages will
>>> stay installed on systems upgraded from mageia 1. and if the package is
>>> unmaintained, we don't want that to happen: we want the package to be
>>> uninstalled from all mageia 2 installs.
>>> the question is: how? which package is to obsolete the list of unwanted
>>> softs?
>>> jérôme
>> Sorry, I should have realised that you were asking more than that :/
>> When a package is dropped, do we usually try to force its' removal ?
>> In this case, we are mostly trying to minimise the spellcheckers that we
>> support.  Once we drop a package, we no longer support it.  So if
>> someone has a problem with it, our solution would be "install hunspell".
>> If it hasn't already been done, we should mention it being dropped in
>> the release notes.
>> To obsolete the other spellcheckers, it seems to me that the only place
>> to put the obsolete to be reliably executed would be in hunspell.
>> If the user doesn't have hunspell installed, then either they are using
>> another spellchecker (which would be their choice, and we wouldn't be
>> supporting), or none at all.
>> another 2 cents :)
> +1

I plan to drop this ispell package - that is broken (or people must 
install ispell on their own).

I don't want to drop (remove from mirrors) aspell (and unsure for about 
myspell), I will just try to force everything to use only hunspell and 
don't taint the standard installation with every possible spell-checker.

Dropping aspell could be done for Mga3 - I think, now just simply don't 
use it as much as possible to make a good ground to drop it later.

I will try to write a policy for packaging dicts and and info what to 
enforce to use different spell-checker.

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