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Adding ispell after slash is installed

posted by Krow on 11:14 PM April 7th, 2003   Printer-friendly   Email story
Hi, I read the (archived) thread at: http://ask.slashcode.com/article.pl?sid=02/03/22/1 724238&mode=thread and I have "Running Weblogs with Slash", so I know that "... Slash 2.2 has added an ispell compatibility mode. If the ispell program exists and points to an ispell binary, the Edit Story page will include a list of potentially misspelled words.)" (thanks blagger), but I don't know how exactly what to add, and into what directory,.

I installed freebsd 5.0, then built and installed the slashcode port, and now I've installed ispell. I then tried adding symlinks to ispell into various directories, including /usr/local/slash/bin, and restarting my browser and the freebsd box. Nothing obvious changes. Can someone tell me exactly which file to put where to enable spell-checking? I'm running slash-2.2.6 on Freebsd 5.0.

Thanks...

P.S. Sorry if I misspelled anything, but...

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  • I did nothing more than just build the port and I think enable a VAR in the slash vars to enable ispell.
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    It's either on the beat or off the beat, it's that easy.
    • You beat me to it. Here's the detailed instructions for the guy:

      1. Log in.
      2. su to root, or do all of the following with sudo
      3. cd /usr/ports/textproc/ispell
      4. make && make install
      5. make clean
      6. log out, and change the var in slashcode.
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      "How about you interface with my ass? By biting it!" --Bender
      • Thanks. For future users, let me just add that the thing that was hanging me up was that the var "ispell" must be set to the full pathname of ispell -- "/usr/local/bin/ispell" in my case, not just "ispell". Thanks for all the help!
    • How do you add words to the ispell dictionary?