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ispell-complete-word and IRIX6.5


From: George D Watt
Subject: ispell-complete-word and IRIX6.5
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 16:52:39 -0300

M-x emacs-version gives:
GNU Emacs 20.7.1 (mips-sgi-irix6.5, X toolkit) of Sat Oct 21 2000 on humu

Machine is an SGI Octane running IRIX 6.5.10f.  The installed ispell
version is:

@(#) International Ispell Version 3.1.20 1995/10/10, sgipl1

When executing the command:

M-x ispell-complete-word

I get the error:

egrep error: Cannot open /usr/dict/words: No such file or directory

because this file does not exist in IRIX 6.5.  However, the ispell-word
command does work!

None of the other alternate paths to the "words" file looked for in the
declaration of the ispell-alternate-dictionary variable in ispell.el
exist either.  What does exist in IRIX 6.5 is the file
/usr/share/lib/dict/words.  If I link this file to /usr/dict/words than
the problem goes away and the ispell-complete-word command functions
properly.

So life would be easier for IRIX emacs/ispell users if:

((file-exists-p "/usr/share/lib/dict/words") "/usr/share/lib/dict/words")

is included in the declaration for the ispell-alternate-dictionary
variable in ispell.el.

Thanks,
George Watt
-- 
George D. Watt                                      address@hidden
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic           (902)426-3100 x381
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