aspell - GNU Aspell spell-checker

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name aspell
Package version 0.60.7~20110707
Package release 3build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 352 B
Download size 72.25 KB
Official Mirror
GNU Aspell is a spell-checker which can be used either as a standalone
application or embedded in other programs.  Its main feature is that it
does a much better job of suggesting possible spellings than just about
any other spell-checker available for the English language, including
Ispell and Microsoft Word.  It also has many other technical
enhancements over Ispell such as using shared memory for dictionaries
and intelligently handling personal dictionaries when more than one
Aspell process is open at once.
Aspell is designed to be a drop-in replacement for Ispell.


Package Version Architecture Repository
aspell_0.60.7~20110707-3build1_i386.deb 0.60.7~20110707 i386 Ubuntu Main
aspell - - -


Name Value
dictionaries-common >> 0.40
libaspell15 = 0.60.7~20110707-3build1
libc6 >= 2.14
libncursesw5 >= 6
libstdc++6 >= 4.1.1
libtinfo5 >= 6


Name Value
aspell-bin -


Name Value
aspell-bin << 0.60.3-2
aspell-hi <= 0.01-1
aspell-mr <= 0.10-1


Type URL
Binary Package aspell_0.60.7~20110707-3build1_amd64.deb
Source Package aspell

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install aspell deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install aspell




2016-02-07 - Matthias Klose <>
aspell (0.60.7~20110707-3build1) xenial; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for ncurses6 transition.
2015-03-06 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
aspell (0.60.7~20110707-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Really upload to sid.
2015-02-26 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
aspell (0.60.7~20110707-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* Upload to sid.
* Bump Standards-Version. No changes required.
2015-02-23 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
aspell (0.60.7~20110707-2~exp1) experimental; urgency=low
[ Brian Nelson ]
* Remove obsolete 10_autotools.diff patch
[ Agustin Martin Domingo ]
* Refresh quilt patches again. Did it wrongly with Index, basedir and
* control: Add myself to Uploaders.
* 1000_fix-man-pages.diff: New patch to add minor fixes in some man
pages. Thanks Bjarni Ingi Gislason
(Closes: #662216, #663124, #664684).
* Revert previous change and use "/usr/lib/aspell" again for dict and
data dirs, preserving multiarch pkglibdir (Closes: #772415).
2014-10-06 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
aspell (0.60.7~20110707-1.3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Break pre-multiarch arch:any aspell dictionaries.
Their 64 bit versions will no longer work with new aspell package
(Closes: #764189).
* Refresh quilt patches to work around FTBFS. dpkg-source now fails
on old format patches.
2014-09-29 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
aspell (0.60.7~20110707-1.2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Implement multiarch (Closes: #667592), (LP:#1324525, LP:#960160).
This is only a partial multiarch implementation, where aspell hashes
can be shared between 32/64 bit architectures with the same endianness
(but not with different endiannesses) by always using 32bit numbers.
* Some independent changes needed for multiarch:
- 08_filters-info-installdir.diff: Make sure all filters related stuff
is installed together. This should make possible to have different
values for "pkgdatadir" and "pkglibdir" selections, thus really
fixing (Closes: #612051).
- Force aspell hash function to use a 32-bit integer to allow
hashes being shared between 32 and 64 bit architectures. Note that
they cannot be shared between systems with different endianness.
- Modify to use "/usr/share/aspell" for arch indep stuff, except
filters and dict description files. Change aspell compat level.
- 09_debian-dictdir.diff: Implement a new debian specific
"--debian-dict-dir" configure option to allow explicitly setting an
independent path for dictionaries.
- debian/rules: Make sure original Changelog.html is installed. It
gets rebuilt later and may lead to problems with multiarch if
different makeinfo versions are used in different architectures.
* debian/control: Canonicalize Vcs-* headers.
2014-08-07 - Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <>
aspell (0.60.7~20110707-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
[ Mauricio Faria de Oliveira ]
* Build with autoreconf. (Closes: #745075)
* Disable 10_autotools.patch (no longer required due to the change
2011-07-28 - Brian Nelson <>
aspell (0.60.7~20110707-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream snapshot 0.60.7-20110707
- Removed 06_null_input_segfault_fix and 11_special_chars patches as
they've been applied upstream
- Fixes unexpected Ctrl-C quits program (Closes: #600214)
- Partial support for recognizing the Unicode apostrophe
(Closes: #533378)
* Updated policy to 3.9.2, no changes necessary

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