Package Details: latin-words 1.97FC-7

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Package Base: latin-words
Description: William Whitaker's Latin-English-Latin intelligent dictionary and Latin text analyser.
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: haawda
Maintainer: Vitrum-cnkj34kr8
Last Packager: Vitrum-cnkj34kr8
Votes: 17
Popularity: 0.001176
First Submitted: 2009-11-17 23:02 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-05-06 16:09 (UTC)

Latest Comments

Vitrum-cnkj34kr8 commented on 2022-05-06 16:12 (UTC) (edited on 2022-05-06 16:13 (UTC) by Vitrum-cnkj34kr8)

@gauthma Thank you, fixed.

gauthma commented on 2022-05-06 12:56 (UTC)

The link for the file changed. It is now

Xyne commented on 2018-09-08 15:50 (UTC)

@Vitrum-cnkj34kr8 I have disowned the package as I hardly ever use it. Please adopt it and add your patch. Thanks!

Vitrum-cnkj34kr8 commented on 2018-08-31 08:25 (UTC) (edited on 2018-08-31 20:08 (UTC) by Vitrum-cnkj34kr8)

Interactive stop ("hit RETURN/ENTER to continue") breaks pipelining and is useless for modern terminals (they have scrolling), so it could be set off by default.

prepare() {
  cd "$srcdir"
  sed -i 's/PAUSE_IN_SCREEN_OUTPUT      => TRUE/PAUSE_IN_SCREEN_OUTPUT      => FALSE/g' developer_parameters.adb

P.S. Test on "avis"

P.P.S. This parameter can be changed through the developer settings: type "!" in interactive session (just as "#").

big_corey commented on 2018-06-06 15:02 (UTC)

Excellent. Thank you for the package.

For newcomers: 1) Open the terminal. 2) Type "words." 3) Hit ENTER.

That's it.

Xyne commented on 2017-04-09 19:17 (UTC)

@quenyen Given that there hasn't been a new release since 2006, there isn't much maintenance to do for this package and thus not much that can be learned from it. > I am trying to get into arch user repositories a little bit Do you mean creating package repositories, or just packaging in general?

quenyen commented on 2017-04-03 21:10 (UTC)

Xyne, I was wondering if you would mind if I co-maintained this one with you? I am trying to get into arch user repositories a little bit, and would like to find someone who can guide me into the ways of arch. Quenyen

quenyen commented on 2015-11-22 14:46 (UTC)

Works great now :) Thanks Xyne

Xyne commented on 2015-11-01 22:16 (UTC)

The problems should be fixed now. I have added quenyen's git repo as an alternative source in the comments. I agree that pushd/popd could probably be replaced by cd. They were in the script that I inherited when I adopted the package so I left them there. They don't really cost anything and maybe someone somewhere has some script that sources the wrapper script so I may as well just leave them. If anyone has a strong argument to remove them (practical or philosophical), present it ;)

quenyen commented on 2015-10-31 01:57 (UTC)

BTW...I have forked it at my github account, just to be sure that I can always get it..... If you should need it in the future.

ids1024 commented on 2015-10-31 01:55 (UTC)

@quenyen Oh, I know that. I just mean it could just use cd instead of pushd/popd.

quenyen commented on 2015-10-31 01:53 (UTC)

BTW....yes the pushd and the popd is necessary, whitakers words must be run from the right directory

quenyen commented on 2015-10-30 05:46 (UTC)

Thanks for doing the mod :) Unfortunately I am getting this message now.... ... Passed ... FAILED license.txt ... Passed

ids1024 commented on 2015-10-26 01:42 (UTC)

You seem to have forgotten to bump the pkgrel, which seems appropriate if is updated (and improved). Oh, and is it really necessary to use pushd/popd rather than cd? As far as I know there is no need for a bash script to reset the working directory.

Xyne commented on 2015-10-26 01:22 (UTC)

I have updated the package with all 3 suggestions (thanks). I have also made some other changes to the PKGBUILD that I should have made when I first adopted it.

ids1024 commented on 2015-10-25 02:28 (UTC)

It seems this program is often referred to as Whitaker's words (after the author). I searched the AUR for that, and finding nothing, created a package whitakers-words, until someone pointed out that it was already in the AUR. I have requested deletion of that package. Perhaps Whitaker's name should be added to the description of as a tag so it will show up in aur searches for "whitaker's words".

quenyen commented on 2015-10-24 03:25 (UTC)

I noticed one error in this, it is minor but it could really help some folks, if they ever use it. It suprises me that it is this unpopular I use the devil out of it. it is... The script that runs the application works okay, but the program takes an arbitrary number of arguments for words normally. As a result....typing words amo results in just running the app. I recommend that instead of just executing ./words after the popd...we do it this way #!/bin/bash pushd /usr/share/words-1.97FC ./words "$@" popd That way all of the words will be passed in from the command line

ids1024 commented on 2015-10-24 03:19 (UTC)

The url can be changed to

commented on 2013-04-20 02:51 (UTC)

Compiled fine on my Arch x86_64 up-to-date system just now. Thx!

Xyne commented on 2012-04-06 18:28 (UTC)

The homepage has been taken down. The archives are still available on the University of Notre Dame's website. If someone finds the new homepage, please post it here so that I can update the PKGBUILD.

commented on 2011-10-15 02:11 (UTC)

I tried it again, and it compiles fine. So, it may be an orphan, but it still works.

haawda commented on 2010-10-24 17:02 (UTC)

Maybe there is an ada expert out there who can fix this. Orphaning.

commented on 2010-05-25 22:59 (UTC)

It doesn't compile now---perhaps something has changed in gcc? gcc -c -O3 word_package.adb raised STORAGE_ERROR : stack overflow (or erroneous memory access) gnatmake: "word_package.adb" compilation error ==> ERROR: Build Failed. Aborting... I'm using 64-bit arch, all up to date, and I get the same error on three different computers. Thanks for packaging this, by the way.

haawda commented on 2010-04-16 17:42 (UTC)

some small cosmetics, no need to update.