aspell-autobuildhash


SYNOPSIS
        aspell-autobuildhash [--force]

          Options:
           --debug      Show extra info about aspell-autobuildhash internal
                        work. Will also enable aspell affix validation.
           --dry-run    Show what would be done, but do nothing real.
           --force      Rebuild the hash file for all dicts providing a
                        compat file skipping the test.
           --triggered  Tell the script that is run in the triggers stage.

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
        --debug      Show some extra information about aspell-autobuildhash
                     internal work. Will also enable aspell affix validation.
        --dry-run    Show what would be done, but do nothing real.
        --force      Rebuild the hash file for all dicts providing a compat
                     file regardless of the compatibility levels found.
        --triggered  Tell the script that is run in the triggers stage. When
                     run under dpkg control, do not try to set the
                     'aspell-autobuildhash' trigger, but run real
                     B<aspell-autobuildhash> code. When not run under dpkg
                     control, real code will always be run and '--triggered'
                     option has no real effect.

PACKAGE MAINTAINERS
       To use this system, aspell-autobuildhash expects a $lang.compat file in
       /var/lib/aspell ($lang stands for the lang basename with variant if
       any, e.g. $lang is something like gl-minimos or en)) containing aspell
       compatibility version for last successful build or "0" or en empty file
       if hash is to be rebuild, as is for dictionary instalation and
       upgrades.

       When upgrading aspell, script will check if version in $lang.compat is
       different from aspell.compat and rebuild if so, updating $lang.compat
       with the new value.

       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/$lang.cwl.gz or, if prezip is not used,
       as /usr/share/aspell/$lang.mwl.gz.
        en_CA-w_accents-only

       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.

       Aspell dictionary packages using this script must make sure that
       $lang.compat is reset on every new install/upgrade, so hash is rebuilt.
       They must also make sure that $lang.compat and all of
       /var/lib/aspell/$lang.rws or /var/lib/aspell/$subdict.rws are removed
       on package removal.

       As of version 1.10, installdeb-aspell script will understand
       'auto-compat' and 'auto-contents' fields in $dict.info-aspell file to
       help with this by adding needed debhelper snippets.  Put in that entry
       the base name(s) of your compat and contents file(s) and carefully
       check resulting maintainer scripts after build.

       Note that you are no longer suggested to ship empty files at any of
       /var/lib/aspell/$lang.compat, /var/lib/aspell/$lang.rws or
       /var/lib/aspell/$subdict.rws, but explicitly create/update them on
       install and explicitly remove them on removal.

       aspell maintainer should also call this script from package postinst.
       When comparing versions it will get the aspell version from file
       /usr/share/aspell/aspell.compat.

AUTHORS
       Agustin Martin <agmartin@debian.org>



1.12.1ubuntu2                      2012-1-06           ASPELL-AUTOBUILDHASH(8)
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