py-enchant and wxPython Dependency

Pete Wright pete at
Sun Jun 4 16:50:08 UTC 2017

Hi there,

I have a webapp that is making use of textproc/py-enchant for 
spellchecking in some input forms we use.  when i install py-enchant via 
pip it only requires some libraries that ship with textproc/enchant.  
yet when i install the py27-enchant pkg it looks like i have to slup in 
about 1GB of deps - including lots of X libraries (libGL for example).  
This seems to be related to having "USE_WX" flag set in the 
textproc/py-enchant Makefile.

Since my use-case is for a python webapp I have no need for wxPython and 
it's dependency tree.  Is there an easy way to re-build this port w/o 
the wxPython dependency?  I can confirm the py-enchant works fine 
without wxPython when it is installed via pip inside a python venv.  My 
understanding is that the USE_* flags are not really meant to be 



Pete Wright
pete at

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