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       installdeb-ispell - debhelper-like utility for maintainers of ispell dictionary Debian


        installdeb-ispell [debhelper options] [options]


       installdeb-ispell is a debhelper like program that is responsible for installing
       appropriate debconf config and templates files and debhelper snippets in an ispell
       dictionary package, according to the Debian Spell Dictionaries and Tools Policy.

       For more details, see

       The actions executed by installdeb-ispell are the following:

       ·   Maintainer Scripts

           installdeb-ispell installs the necessary scraps of code in the postinst and postrm

       ·   Language info file

           installdeb-ispell also checks a file containing ispell dictionary information, called
           debian/info-ispell or debian/  If this file is successfully
           parsed, it is installed in the /var/lib/dictionaries-common/ispell directory.

       ·   Substvars substitutions

           This script will populate a substvars file, so Depends line in control file can
           contain ${ispell:Depends} to automatically care for dictionaries-common dependencies.

           This requires "Build-Depends" on at least dictionaries-common-dev 1.23.0 and is highly

       ·   Debconf files

           o templates and config files
               installdeb-ispell installs the Policy compliant Debconf files from the information
               contained in the info-ispell file.  These files are created as debian/config (or
               debian/package.config) and debian/templates (or debian/package.templates).  No
               intervention is needed here, since installdeb-ispell will make a call to

               If the package needs to have special code in the config file, the maintainer
               should supply files called debian/ (or debian/ In the
      file, the string "#DEBHELPER#" must appear alone in one line and start
               at the first column.  installdeb-ispell will replace that token with the necessary
               Policy compliant code (this works with is either a Bourne shell or Perl

               If the package needs to define its own questions via the templates file the
               maintainer should either supply files debian/po-master.templates (or
               debian/package.po-master.templates) together with the appropriate po files if the
               package handles template localization through po-debconf, or debian/
               (or debian/ otherwise.  See the po-debconf(7) manual page for
               more details and remember that the master templates name is now different.

               The templates defined in the or po-master.templates files are merged
               into the Policy compliant templates by installdeb-ispell and a call to
               dh_installdebconf(1) is internally done.

           o The elanguages template field
               This field is useful if you want to override the debconf languages string with
               something different (since the master string remains the same, this will not
               trigger a new debconf call) or if you really think that the languages string
               should be internationalized for your package. Note that for most packages the poor
               man default localization should be enough, and translators should have another

               installdeb-ispell default behavior is not adding an "elanguages" field to the
               templates file. If you want it added you have to call the script with the explicit
               --write-elanguages option.

               This field will be added with value taken from the "Elanguage" entry in the info
               file if present, or after the "Language" value otherwise. Note that this is useful
               only if:

               - You want to fix a buggy entry
                   In this case just fill the "Elanguage" field in the info file with the new
                   value. This will be shown at the debconf prompt.

               - You want to fully internationalize your entries
                   In this case some black magic is needed at first time for smooth use,

                   (a) Run installdeb-{ispell,wordlist} --no-installdebconf --write-elanguages
                   for every package whose string should be internationalized. Edit the created
                   .templates files and remove the leading underscores in the elanguages entry if
                   (b) Run debconf-gettextize templates_to_be_internationalized. Check that all
                   the desired .templates files are in debian/po/ and remove old
                   .config and .templates files.
                   (c) Run again installdeb-{ispell,wordlist} --no-installdebconf
                   --write-elanguages and debconf-updatepo (no edit here) to remove references to
                   non-translatable strings. Check that the desired strings are in the po master
                   file (debian/po/templates.pot) and remove .config and .templates files. You
                   are done. If the master "Elanguages" string is changed, repeat (c) afterward.
       ·   Extra installdeb-ispell options in Language info file

           For benefit of ispell dictionaries using ispell-autobuildhash, installdeb-ispell
           script will look for 'auto-compat' fields in $, containing base
           name(s) of your compat file(s).  If 'auto-compat' entry is found two debhelper
           snippets are added, one to create/reset compatfile(s) in postinst and the other to
           remove files in a removal list from postrm.  Removal list will contain compat file(s)
           and associated hash(es) with the same basename.

           /usr/lib/ispell/$dict.hash -> /var/lib/ispell/$dict.hash symlinks are no longer
           created automatically by this script.  They are now created by new ispell-
           autobuildhash together with the relevant hashes.  Make sure to depend on at least
           dictionaries-common 1.23 (See dictionaries-common.checklist).


       The usual dephelper(1) options are accepted. Options below are specific to installdeb-

           Do not run dh_installdebconf nor remove templates and config file.

           Do not install {pre,post}{inst,rm} snippets.

           Create the elanguages stuff.

           Show some extra info.


       This program is not part of debhelper, although it is intended to be used in ispell
       dictionary packages using debhelper in its building.


       debhelper(1), dictionaries-common.checklist, dsdt-policy.txt

       This program is part of the dictionaries-common-dev package. It is intended to be used by
       maintainers of ispell dictionary packages for Debian. See the documentation under


       Rafael Laboissiere, Agustin Martin