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Bug#561089: ispell: segfaults on checking any file

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 02:03:35PM +0100, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> Package: ispell
> Version:
> Severity: grave
> Justification: renders package unusable
> When I try to spell check any file ispell simply segfaults. When I
> invoke it without arguments it prints the help text. To find out whether
> this was a recent regression I downgraded the package, but that did not
> help. This indicates that the cause may be unrelated to ispell. I also
> ran gdb on a core file from ispell, but the traceback did not reveal
> anything useful. Running strace in ispell shows that it uses curses to
> set up the terminal and then segfaults right after reading the file to
> be checked.
> Is there anything else I can do to help diagnose this?

That seems related to this ingerman installation error

Unpacking ingerman (from .../ingerman_20091006-2_all.deb) ...
Setting up ingerman (20091006-2) ...
ispell-autobuildhash: Processing 'ngerman' dict
Hash table overflowed by 1342 words

Does this happen with other dictionaries?


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