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    Aspell dictionary


    I am using centos and I added aspell with success
    yum install aspell
    The following two commands did not do anything:
    I tried
    yum install aspell-en
    and
    yum install aspell-eng
    However the dictionary is not included. I tried :
    echo 'tesst' | /usr/bin/aspell -a
    and I received an error that the dictionary is missing.
    How do I add the English dictionary?
    Thanks,
    Evan
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    I have no idea why this is the case, but aspell-en is in EPEL, not the core distribution (same for RHEL and SL). If EPEL conflicts with some other repo you have enabled (atrpms or elrepo or whatever), then set it to only permit pulling aspell-en and nothing else. Otherwise you could build the rpm yourself if you're bored.
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    then set it to only permit pulling aspell-en and nothing else.
    How do I do that?
    Evan
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    There's a more permanent way to do this, but since I doubt the aspell-en package is going to be subject to frequent groundbreaking updates, just try something like this:
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    yum --enablerepo "epel" install aspell-en
    If you have epel listed in any of your /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo files then it will be switched on for that single command, but epel will still not be enabled when you run yum normally.

    If you don't have EPEL installed at all, check the Fedora project EPEL page. (Here's a [link]...)

    There are ways to set yum so it only pulls a list of specified packages from a repo, but that's (slightly) more involved and probably not necessary here.

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