aspell - GNU Aspell spell-checker

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name aspell
Package version 0.60.7~20110707
Package release 1.3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.23 KB
Download size 224.30 KB
Official Mirror
GNU Aspell is a spell-checker which can be used either as a standalone
application or embedded in other programs.  Its main feature is that it
does a much better job of suggesting possible spellings than just about
any other spell-checker available for the English language, including
Ispell and Microsoft Word.  It also has many other technical
enhancements over Ispell such as using shared memory for dictionaries
and intelligently handling personal dictionaries when more than one
Aspell process is open at once.
Aspell is designed to be a drop-in replacement for Ispell.


Package Version Architecture Repository
aspell_0.60.7~20110707-1.3_i386.deb 0.60.7~20110707 i386 Debian Main
aspell - - -


Name Value
dictionaries-common >> 0.40
libaspell15 = 0.60.7~20110707-1.3
libc6 >= 2.14
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libncursesw5 >= 5.6+20070908
libstdc++6 >= 4.1.1
libtinfo5 -


Name Value
aspell-bin -


Name Value
aspell-bin << 0.60.3-2
aspell-hi <= 0.01-1
aspell-mr <= 0.10-1


Type URL
Binary Package aspell_0.60.7~20110707-1.3_amd64.deb
Source Package aspell

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install aspell deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install aspell




2014-10-06 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
aspell (0.60.7~20110707-1.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Break pre-multiarch arch:any aspell dictionaries.
Their 64 bit versions will no longer work with new aspell package
(Closes: #764189).
* Refresh quilt patches to work around FTBFS. dpkg-source now fails
on old format patches.
2014-09-29 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
aspell (0.60.7~20110707-1.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Implement multiarch (Closes: #667592), (LP:#1324525, LP:#960160).
This is only a partial multiarch implementation, where aspell hashes
can be shared between 32/64 bit architectures with the same endianness
(but not with different endiannesses) by always using 32bit numbers.
* Some independent changes needed for multiarch:
- 08_filters-info-installdir.diff: Make sure all filters related stuff
is installed together. This should make possible to have different
values for "pkgdatadir" and "pkglibdir" selections, thus really
fixing (Closes: #612051).
- Force aspell hash function to use a 32-bit integer to allow
hashes being shared between 32 and 64 bit architectures. Note that
they cannot be shared between systems with different endianness.
- Modify to use "/usr/share/aspell" for arch indep stuff, except
filters and dict description files. Change aspell compat level.
- 09_debian-dictdir.diff: Implement a new debian specific
"--debian-dict-dir" configure option to allow explicitly setting an
independent path for dictionaries.
- debian/rules: Make sure original Changelog.html is installed. It
gets rebuilt later and may lead to problems with multiarch if
different makeinfo versions are used in different architectures.
* debian/control: Canonicalize Vcs-* headers.
2014-08-07 - Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <>
aspell (0.60.7~20110707-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
[ Mauricio Faria de Oliveira ]
* Build with autoreconf. (Closes: #745075)
* Disable 10_autotools.patch (no longer required due to the change
2011-07-28 - Brian Nelson <>
aspell (0.60.7~20110707-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream snapshot 0.60.7-20110707
- Removed 06_null_input_segfault_fix and 11_special_chars patches as
they've been applied upstream
- Fixes unexpected Ctrl-C quits program (Closes: #600214)
- Partial support for recognizing the Unicode apostrophe
(Closes: #533378)
* Updated policy to 3.9.2, no changes necessary
2011-02-05 - Brian Nelson <>
aspell (0.60.6-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Removed the debian-changes-0.60.6-5 patch which was accidentally
* Reverted the pkgdatadir change since it breaks filters.  The spell and
ispell scripts will just be left in /usr/lib/aspell, which is a
retarded place for them but, eh, it's just not worth fighting the
aspell build system over it.  (Closes: #612051)
2011-02-04 - Brian Nelson <>
aspell (0.60.6-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Added a grammatical fix for aspell.1 to 05_doc_fix.diff
(Closes: #576749)
* debian/control: added Vcs fields for git repository
* Added new patch 06_null_input_segfault_fix.diff
(Closes: #596642)
* debian/rules: changed pkgdatadir to /usr/share/aspell which is a more
appropriate location for that data than /usr/lib/aspell, and leave the
spell and ispell scripts there so that run-with-aspell works
(Closes: #599653)
* Added new patch 11_special_chars.diff from Ubuntu to support German
umlauts (Closes: #591355)
* Updated to policy version 3.9.1
- Converted some "Conflicts:" to "Breaks:"
* debian/watch: corrected to not match bogus .tar.gz files

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