Package Details: latin-words 1.97FC-5

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Package Base: latin-words
Description: William Whitaker's Latin-English-Latin intelligent dictionary and Latin text analyser.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: wordslatin
Provides: wordslatin
Submitter: haawda
Maintainer: Xyne
Last Packager: Xyne
Votes: 13
Popularity: 1.115556
First Submitted: 2009-11-17 23:02
Last Updated: 2015-11-01 22:12

Latest Comments

Xyne commented on 2017-04-09 19:17

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


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 commented on 2015-11-22 14:46

Works great now :) Thanks Xyne

Xyne commented on 2015-11-01 22:16

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

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

@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

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

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

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

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

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

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

pushd /usr/share/words-1.97FC
./words "$@"

That way all of the words will be passed in from the command line

ids1024 commented on 2015-10-24 03:19

The url can be changed to

Anonymous comment on 2013-04-20 02:51

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

Xyne commented on 2012-04-06 18:28

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.

Anonymous comment on 2011-10-15 02:11

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

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

Anonymous comment on 2010-05-25 22:59

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.

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

some small cosmetics, no need to update.