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Old 02-04-2010, 09:10 AM   #1
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Spell Checking in Arch Linux


I noticed that in Arch Linux there is no spell checking (like, for example, the wavy red lines under words while writing this post). Is there some package I have to install?
 
Old 02-04-2010, 09:46 AM   #2
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Works fine here. But I don't remember if it was working before I updated my system yesterday. Give it a shot with an up-to-date mirror. What browser are you using?
 
Old 02-04-2010, 09:55 AM   #3
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Firefox "Shiretoko"
 
Old 02-04-2010, 10:10 AM   #4
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"Namoroka" over here. Try an update.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 11:05 AM   #5
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Shiretoko is what's and the Arch repo.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 11:11 AM   #6
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I don't exactly know why I'm trying to convince you. Anyway:

Code:
# pacman -Qi firefox
Name           : firefox
Version        : 3.6-2
Tschuss.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 11:29 AM   #7
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Code:
$ sudo pacman -S firefox
Password: 
warning: firefox-3.5.7-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Targets (1): firefox-3.5.7-1  

Total Download Size:    0.00 MB
Total Installed Size:   3.58 MB

Proceed with installation? [Y/n] n
 
Old 02-04-2010, 11:39 AM   #8
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http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/firefox/
Use a mirror that is up-to-date, KTHNX.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 11:56 AM   #9
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But that says i686, I have x86_64.

And are you really supposed to somehow change the repo?
 
Old 02-04-2010, 12:32 PM   #10
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I just got a littile confused. Anyway, so you're saying my arch repo mirror is out of date? How do I choose one? I chose them right after installation using that special script that finds the fastest ones like described in the Arch Wiki Beginners Guide.
 
Old 02-04-2010, 12:45 PM   #11
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Spell checking works fine on my arch machine.

Have you tried:
Code:
pacman -Syy
It's going to force a reload of all packages even if they are supposed to be up to date...
 
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Code:
$ sudo pacman -Syy
Password: 
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core                      36.1K  134.5K/s 00:00:00 [#####################] 100%
 extra                    441.8K  173.3K/s 00:00:03 [#####################] 100%
 community                370.6K  169.2K/s 00:00:02 [#####################] 100%
$ sudo pacman -S firefox
warning: firefox-3.5.7-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Targets (1): firefox-3.5.7-1  

Total Download Size:    0.00 MB
Total Installed Size:   3.58 MB

Proceed with installation? [Y/n] n
 
Old 02-04-2010, 12:58 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by xamaco View Post
Spell checking works fine on my arch machine.
Did you install any spell-checking packages, or did it yust work from the start?

And I wonder if a spell checker comes with GNOME and KDE, maybe that's why it seems to work for others (I don't use GNOME or KDE).

EDIT: it seems like I do have aspell installed.

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Old 02-04-2010, 02:15 PM   #14
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I don't remember what I did exactly. The only dictionary I have is ispell. And my version of Firefox is 3.6.2 : A very recent upgrade (Monday or Tuesday).
Have you tried pacman -Syu firefox to upgrade ? If you cannot find the 3.6.2 version, one of your repositories must be out of sync.

Frankly I'm quite new with Arch. For my daily work, I use Ubuntu. I really enjoy Arch but I use it mainly for pleasant experimentation. It allows me to test the latest software : Firefox 3.6 is really faster than 3.5 ...
 
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I installed ispell (which I didn't have) and there still isn't any spell checking in this box where I'm typing the post.

pacman -Syu firefox didn't do anything.

I still wonder why I don't get Firefox 3.6?
 
  


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