[OS X TeX] Aspell not working
rolf.schmolling at alumni.TU-Berlin.de
Wed Feb 28 14:43:39 EST 2007
Finally I got Aspell working again: here is what I did:
I searched for all files with "aspell" in it (via EasyFind, handy
little utillity by the way, Spotlight doesn't do this kind of thing
easily) and put everything in the trash, excluding some cocoAspell-
files within AdobeAcrobat.7.0.app (however they got there) but
INCLUDING all those files in ./usr/local etc.
THEN I reinstalled cocAspell from scratch and the dictionaries and…
tada! Everything works now.
So I believe – even though MigrationAssistant leaves ./usr/local etc.
alone somehow the stuff from my PowerPC-Installation got preserved
and was not properly updated by the installer.
Hope that helps all the others with the same problem.
Am 27.02.2007 um 14:27 schrieb Rolf Schmolling:
> Well I had a working LaTex installation including a working
> CocoAspell on my G3 iBook. I moved my stuff with migration
> assistent to my new MBP. Obviously Aspell (PowerPC-version) didn#t
> work. Then I installed the Intel-version, but it didn't work.
> THEN I got rid of the receipts and again installed CocoAspell
> (Intel) and a couple of dictionaries (German, Italian Polish etc.).
> The added dictiuonaries were compiled without problems, are not
> greyd out and can be selected in the control-pane.
> Spellchecking with the buitl in OSX-Spellchecker worked. When
> selecting an Aspell-dictionary via Spellchecking (checking on the
> fly is selected) I get either an error beep and no function
> (doesn't find errors).
> I wonder what to try next: uninstall all traces off CocoAspell
> including dictionaries, services, pref-files and restart from scratch?
> Other suggestins? Any Terminal magic or Logfile magic?
> Am 27.02.2007 um 10:32 schrieb Matthias Damm:
>> Am 27.02.2007 um 02:19 schrieb Michael Kubovy:
>>>> Any other ideas? (Running OSX 10.4.8 German on MacBook Pro 2.33)
>>> I still have no spell checking, even though I too tried Mattias's
>> Hmm, hard to tell what could be the reason.
>> A couple of questions that might help:
>> May sound like a dumb question, but: Did you install the Intel
>> version? (cocoAspell.2.0.4.i86.dmg, not cocoAspell.2.0.4.ppc.dmg)
>> If you didn't, you will have to remove the receipts again before
>> In the installer: Are packges greyed out when you click "Cusomize"
>> during the installation?
>> If they are: Are there any other receipts, for example in ~/
>> Library/Receipts/ ?
>> Does spellchecking work in any application, like TextEdit?
>> Does it work if the app is re-started after the correct language
>> is selected?
>> Does it work with any other CocoAspell dictionary? Which
>> dictionary are you using?
>> I very much hope this is of any use -- I am not a specialist in
>> this matters, I found the receipts problem more or less by chance
>> when I had the problem :-)
>> Best regards,
>> Matthias Damm - mad at macpla.net
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