aspell-autobuildhash - Autobuilding aspell hash files for some dicts
--debug Show extra info about aspell-autobuildhash internal
work. Will also enable aspell affix validation.
--force Rebuild the hash file for all dicts providing a
compat file skipping the test.
aspell-autobuildhash is a script that will manage aspell hash files
autobuild, intended to be called from the dictionaries-common tools.
Depending on the aspell compatibility level and on the compatibility
level used for the hash file if present, will decide whether it must be
rebuilt or not. This script will only work on aspell packages prepared
to use it, it will do nothing for other aspell dict packages.
--debug Show some extra information about aspell-autobuildhash
internal work. Will also enable aspell affix validation.
--force Rebuild the hash file for all dicts providing a compat
file regardless of the compatibility levels found.
To use this system, just provide a $lang.compat file in /var/lib/aspell
($lang stands for the lang basename with variant if any, e.g. gl-
minimos or en). Put a "0" in it or just create an empty one with touch.
Wordlists should previously be compressed either with gzip (and their
extensions set as .mwl.gz or .wl.gz) or preferably first with aspell
prezip and then gzipped (with .cwl.gz extension). This applies both
for plain wordlists and munched wordlists (in the ispell way) if you
use affix compression.
If your package will provide a single hash, install prezipped+gzipped
wordlist as /usr/share/aspell/$lang.cwl.gz or, if prezip is not used,
If your package will provide more than one aspell hash for the same
$lang, you will need to place each compressed wordlist as e.g.
/usr/share/aspell/$subdict.cwl.gz, and the common $lang.compat as
above. Then create a /usr/share/aspell/$lang.contents file with the
base names of the subdicts, one in a line. For English that will
contain, amongst other possible lines
No need to use this file if a single hash is being created.
Dictionaries-common scripts will call internally this script and create
a single hash file at /var/lib/ispell/$lang.rws, or hash files at
/var/lib/ispell/$subdict.rws. You must set a symlink to that files from
/usr/lib/aspell/$lang.rws or /usr/lib/aspell/$subdict.rws as
appropriate. You are also suggested to create empty files at
/var/lib/aspell/$lang.rws or for all of the
/var/lib/aspell/$subdict.rws in the install target of your package
build process. This empty file will be overwritten when the real hash
is created, but will make the hash be removed at package removal
without any magic being done in the postrm and will also help to keep
track about which package owns that file.
aspell maintainer should also call this script from package postinst.
When comparing versions it will get the aspell version from file
0.98.12 2008-7-03 ASPELL-AUTOBUILDHASH(8)