gnomespell couldn't find installed aspell

Volker Kindermann ml at
Sun Aug 29 07:08:57 PDT 2004


while trying to install/update evolution (5.2.1p9 and 5.3 beta1) there's an error while configuring gnomespell:

checking for xgettext... /usr/local/bin/xgettext
checking for catalogs to be installed...  am az be bg cs da de el es fi fr he hu
 it ja kn lt lv nl no pl pt pt_BR ru sk sr sr at Latn sv ta tr uk wa vi zh_CN
checking for new_aspell_config in -laspell... no
configure: error: gnome-spell cannot be built without aspell library
===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
Please direct the output of the failure of the make command to a file, and
then feed that file to the gnomelogalyzer, available from, which will diagnose the problem
and suggest a solution.  If - and only if - the gnomelogalyzer cannot solve
the problem, report the problem to the FreeBSD GNOME team at gnome at,
and attach "/usr/ports/textproc/gnomespell/work/gnome-spell-1.0.5/config.log"
and the output of the failure of the make command.  Also, it might be a good
idea to provide an overview of all packages installed on your system (e.g.
an `ls /var/db/pkg`).
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/textproc/gnomespell.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/mail/evolution.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/mail/evolution

But aspell is installed:

rimmon# pkg_info|grep aspell
aspell-0.60         Spelling checker with better suggestion logic than ispell


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