On Tue, 04 Dec 2001, Steve Youngs wrote:
|--==> "MEM" == Meinhard E Mayer
MEM> I think I traced the problem to the fact that ispell has been
MEM> replaced by aspell, and ispell has become just a compatibility
MEM> script. When I kill the hung ispell process (with C-g) the core
MEM> dumped comes from aspell-libc6 problems. Here is the gdb
Hmm, I don't have 'aspell' on my system, just 'ispell', and I
see the problem you describe.
aspell is quite nice; it's suggestions are substantially better than
ispell. At least, they are for me. ;)
Is it possible for you to remove 'aspell' and try it with
'ispell'? Does the problem go away then?
I use aspell and don't see this issue, incidentally, but I use the
aspell binary directly. So, aspell /can/ work successfully with the
ispell.el and flyspell.el packages.
] uname -a
Linux inanna 2.4.15-pre5 #1 Sat Nov 17 01:38:23 EST 2001 i686 unknown
] dpkg -l 'aspell*'
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
ii aspell 0.33.7.1-3 A more intelligent replacement for the ispel
ii aspell-doc 0.33.7.1-3 Documentation about the aspell spell checker
ii aspell-en 0.33.7.1-3 English dictionary for aspell
(second command elided for relevance. :)
The English have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.
-- Malcom Bradbury, _Eating People is Wrong_