#94 Aspell can't compile under a folder with spaces

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2010-03-04
2004-09-03
J. J. Ramsey
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I was compiling Aspell in a folder named "~/Misc/ncurses 5.4 and
Aspell 0.60 stuff/aspell-0.60" and the compile died with the error
message:

sed: stuff/aspell-0.60/libaspell.la: No such file or directory
libtool: link: `stuff/aspell-0.60/libaspell.la' is not a valid libtool
archive

Once I changed the spaces in the folder name "ncurses 5.4 and
Aspell 0.60 stuff" to underscores, the compile worked. Looks like
some underquoting in a shell command.

Discussion

  • Kevin Atkinson
    Kevin Atkinson
    2004-09-10

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    OK I will test Aspell with a folder with spaces and get back
    to you.

     
  • Kevin Atkinson
    Kevin Atkinson
    2004-09-25

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    This looks like a problem with libtool as I can't figure out
    where I underquoted. I will try to look into it more latter.

     
  • Kevin Atkinson
    Kevin Atkinson
    2008-04-17

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    This is defiantly due to a bug in libtool. When I tried to submit a bug report for the issue there response was along the line of "Sorry libtool doesn't support directories with spaces in it". Which indicates they don't think it is a bug. Sorry. Hopefully, someday this will get fixed in Aspell. I will leave the bug open until than.

     
  • Kevin Atkinson
    Kevin Atkinson
    2010-03-04

    • priority: 5 --> 3