EPEL Packages in need of building for EL-6

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Thu Jul 1 08:55:52 UTC 2010

On 01/07/10 09:40, tremble at fedoraproject.org wrote:
> Dear Package owner,
> On Monday June 28th at the EPEL meeting on IRC we agreed to an initial
> target date of August 15th for having all packages built for EL-6.
> This is a summary of EPEL packages for Enterprise Linux 6 that you own
> which have not yet been built.
> Owner: pghmcfc
> gtkwave

Current versions of gtkwave that I'd like to build in EL-6 use the Judy 
array library, which is not yet in EPEL. I wrote to the maintainer some 
time ago about this but haven't seen a response. The version of the 
library in Fedora isn't recent either, so perhaps the maintainer is 
AWOL. Haven't had time to investigate that yet.

> perl-Text-SpellChecker

This is built on Text::Aspell, which in turn is built on aspell. Whilst 
aspell is included in EL-6, it's only there for the purposes of building 
the hunspell dictionaries and there are no aspell dictionaries available 
(#590700). I think the way forward here is to bring aspell-en (at least) 
into EPEL-6. I don't know if the aspell-en maintainer is willing to do 
that themselves yet. I did look at the Text::Hunspell module as an 
alternative approach but it's broken (CPAN RT#39824) and seems to be 
dead upstream (upstream doesn't know how to fix it anyway), which is a 
shame given that it's the official perl binding of hunspell.


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