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       installdeb-myspell - debhelper-like helper for Debian packages
       containing myspell/hunspell dictionaries or
       thesauri/hyphenation files.


        installdeb-myspell [--srcdir=dir] [--dico-debug] [--{no-}o2compat] [debhelper options]


       installdeb-myspell is a debhelper like program to help installing
       myspell/hunspell dicts as well as thesauri or
       hyphenation files, after contents of an info-myspell file whose format
       is that for old 2. This needs the --srcdir option

       If in o2 compatibility mode, it will also install appropriate debhelper
       snippets, info file and compatibility symlinks in a way a package
       containing myspell/hunspell dictionaries or thesauri or
       hyphenation files can be used in Debian lenny and former under 2 and Mozilla* according to the dictionaries policy
       valid at that time.

       Note that unless --srcdir option is used or o2compat mode is enabled,
       this program will do nothing.

       For more details, see

       The actions executed by installdeb-myspell are the following (only some
       of them are done if not in o2 compatibility mode):

       Maintainer Scripts
           installdeb-myspell installs the necessary scraps of code in the
           postinst and postrm scripts.

       Language info file
           installdeb-myspell will look for a file named debian/info-myspell
           or debian/ That file contains myspell/hunspell
           dictionary, OOO thesauri or hyphenation information with lines like


           If this file is successfully parsed and the o2compat option is
           enabled, it is installed in the
           [tmpdir]/usr/share/myspell/infos/ooo directory.

           A typical info-myspell file for a myspell/hunspell dictionary will
           contain something like

            # Spanish variants
            DICT es ES es_ES
            DICT es AR es_ES

           while will, for a typical hyphenation file, be something like

            # Danish hyphenation
            HYPH da DK hyph_da_DK

           or for a sample thesaurus,

            THES en US th_en_US

           all with no leading whitespace. Commented lines are allowed.

       Dictionary, thesaurus and hyphenation files installation
           If the --srcdir=dir option is set installdeb-myspell will look for
           the .aff/.dic files in the directory specified by dir and install
           them in the default target directory ([tmpdir]/usr/share/hunspell).
           Base name will be extracted from the info-myspell file (last string
           in the line). If target dict uses the ancient Mozilla hyphen form,
           it will be renamed to the lowbar form on installation.  Same (but
           the renaming) for hyphenation and thesaurus files, to be installed
           in [tmpdir]/usr/share/hyphen and [tmpdir]/usr/share/mythes.  If
           o2compat option is enabled, lenny compatibility symlinks will be
           installed as well.

       Dictionaries alternative symlinks creation
           installdeb-myspell will, according to info extracted from the info-
           myspell, automatically set lang_COUNTRY symlinks to the dict files
           installed by installdeb-myspell. This will only be done when the
           --srcdir option is used.

           If --srcdir option is used and the info-myspell file contains
           something like

            # Spanish variants
            DICT es ES es
            DICT es AR es

           installdeb-myspell will automatically set es_ES and es_AR symlinks

       Mozilla spellchecker compatibility
           For myspell/hunspell dictionaries, Mozilla had a lang{,-COUNTRY} to
           names translation table using hyphens as separators (and for some
           languages not using country part at all) instead of lowbars.

           Shortly, that will no longer be the case. Mozilla will also accept
           lang_COUNTRY format for that translation table, no special things
           will be needed. In particular, do not duplicate entries in both
           lowbar and hyphen forms. Use lowbar.

       Debconf files
           As opposed to installdeb-ispell and installdeb-wordlist,
           installdeb-myspell does nothing related to debconf files, not
           needed for myspell/hunspell dicts and OOO thesauri and hyphenation
           files. If you need to add debconf stuff with debhelper proceed in
           the usual way and call dh_installdebconf(1) as for any other


       --dico-debug  Show some installdeb-myspell specific debugging info.
                     Does not enable debhelper debug, you need to enable
                     it separately.

       --srcdir=dir  Will look for .aff/.dic files in the specified directory
                     for myspell/hunspell dict packages, for .dic files in
            hyphenation packages and for .dat/.idx
                     files in thesaurus packages, installing
                     them if present in the default target directory. Base
                     name will be extracted from the info-myspell file. If
                     this option is specified and files are not present an
                     error will appear.

       --{no-}o2compat Disable/enable openoffice2 compatibility. If enabled,
                     info file will be installed in
                     [tmpdir]/usr/share/myspell/infos/ooo and compatibility
                     symlinks will be set from the old
                     [tmpdir]/usr/share/myspell/dicts location. This option
                     is disabled by default.

       --dico-{no-}alt-links {Process/Do not process} alternative symlinks
                     according to info found in the myspell info file.

       The usual debhelper(7) options are accepted.


       This program is not part of debhelper, although depends on and is
       intended to work together with it.



       This program is part of the dictionaries-common-dev package.  It is
       intended for use by maintainers of packages containing myspell/hunspell
       dictionaries or thesauri/hyphenation files.  See the
       documentation under /usr/share/doc/dictionaries-common-dev.


       Rafael Laboissiere <>, Agustin Martin