installdeb-aspell - debhelper-like utility for maintainers of aspell
dictionary Debian packages
installdeb-aspell [debhelper options]
installdeb-aspell is a debhelper like program that is responsible for
installing appropriate debhelper snippets in an aspell dictionary
package, according to the Debian Spell Dictionaries and Tools Policy.
For more details, see
The actions executed by installdeb-aspell are the following:
o Maintainer Scripts
installdeb-aspell installs the necessary scraps of code in the
postinst and postrm scripts.
o Language info file
installdeb-aspell also checks a file containing aspell dictionary
information, called debian/info-aspell or
debian/package.info-aspell. If this file is successfully parsed,
it is installed in the [tmpdir]/var/lib/dictionaries-common
o Debconf files
As opposed to installdeb-ispell and installdeb-wordlist, neither
installdeb-aspell nor installdeb-hunspell does nothing related to
debconf files, since both aspell and hunspell rely on the
environment variable "LANG" for default dictionary selection
instead of using symlinks set after a debconf question on
dictionary installation. For that reason if you need to add debconf
stuff with debhelper to your aspell or hunspell dictionary package
do it in the usual way and call dh_installdebconf(1) as for any
The usual dephelper(1) options are accepted.
This program is not part of debhelper, although it is intended to be
used in aspell dictionary packages using debhelper in its building.
This program is part of the dictionaries-common-dev package. It is
intended to be used by maintainers of aspell dictionary packages for
Debian. See the documentation under
Rafael Laboissiere, Agustin Martin