aspell - GNU Aspell spell-checker

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
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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.



  • aspell-bin


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


    Source package: aspell

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/bin/aspell
    • /usr/bin/aspell-import
    • /usr/bin/precat
    • /usr/bin/preunzip
    • /usr/bin/prezip
    • /usr/bin/prezip-bin
    • /usr/bin/run-with-aspell
    • /usr/bin/word-list-compress
    • /usr/share/aspell/aspell.compat
    • /usr/share/doc/aspell/NEWS.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/aspell/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/aspell/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/aspell/TODO
    • /usr/share/doc/aspell/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/aspell/copyright
    • /usr/share/lintian/overrides/aspell
    • /usr/share/man/man1/aspell-import.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/aspell.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/precat.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/preunzip.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/prezip-bin.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/prezip.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/run-with-aspell.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/word-list-compress.1.gz


    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 timestamps. * 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 above).

    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