Inkscape sould be linked against gtkspell

Bug #183547 reported by Marcelo Fernandez on 2008-01-16
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inkscape (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: inkscape

Ubuntu's Inkscape package seems not to be linked against gtkspell, to spell-check the text nodes. This feature included in the vanilla inkscape should be available to the user.

Look at the 0.39 changelog (Gutsy has Inkscape 0.45.1): "# The text editing box in the Text and Font dialog performs as-you-type spell checking (requires GtkSpell, "

(Available in

The 'libgtkspell0' package already exists in my Ubuntu Gutsy box and Inkscape doesn't check my texts... I run 'ldd /usr/bin/inkscape' and libgtkspell doesn't appears in the list. But if I run:

mfernandez@ubuntu~$ ldd /usr/bin/pidgin | grep spell => /usr/lib/ (0xb7e28000) => /usr/lib/ (0xb728c000)

So, pidgin has the spell-checking enabled.

Related branches

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package inkscape - 0.46~pre1-0ubuntu1

inkscape (0.46~pre1-0ubuntu1) hardy; urgency=low

  [ Kees Cook ]
  * debian/control:
    - add libgtkspell-dev build-dep to gain GtkSpell features (LP: #183547).
    - update Standards version (no changes needed).
    - add Vcs and Homepage fields.
    - switch to new python-lxml dep.
  * debian/{control,rules}: switch from dpatch to quilt for more sanity.
  * debian/patches/20_fix_glib_and_gxx43_ftbfs.patch:
    - merged against upstream fixes.
    - added additional fixes for newly written code.
  * debian/rules: enable parallel building.

  [ Ted Gould ]
  * Updating to make it so things build correctly.
  * debian/control:
    - add ImageMagick++ and libboost-dev to build-deps

 -- Kees Cook <email address hidden> Sun, 10 Feb 2008 14:20:16 -0800

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Fix Released
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