Bug#627079: tasksel: Drop dependencies on some dictionaries
I was seeing that on newly installed systems, both ispell and aspell are
>From ispell's NEWS.Debian (version 3.3.02-4) we have:
This is the latest, and most probably the last, upstream version of ispell.
Support for HTML or TeX files checking was slightly improved, limited support
for UTF-8 in American and British dictionaries was added (`ispell -T utf8'),
and plenty of old bugs were fixed.
Small, large, huge and insane versions of American and British ispell
dictionaries are now available. They are contained in packages which
names start with the `iamerican-' or `ibritish-' prefixes (for example
iamerican-large, ibritish-small). The medium-sized versions of the
dictionaries are included in `iamerican' and `ibritish' packages.
Unfortunately, ispell seems to be no longer maintained by its upstream
authors, so you should try switching to alternate spell-checkers like
aspell or hunspell.
So, for example, in task-brazilian-portuguese where we have a Recommends
on both ibrazilian (that pulls ispell) and aspell-pt-br, shouldn't
ibrazilian be dropped? (and the same for other languages, where
-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (100, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.utf8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages tasksel depends on:
ii aptitude 0.6.3-4 terminal-based package manager (te
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.39 Debian configuration management sy
ii liblocale-gettext-perl 1.05-6+b1 Using libc functions for internati
ii tasksel-data 2.89 Official tasks used for installati
tasksel recommends no packages.
tasksel suggests no packages.
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