Package Details: wordnet-common 3.1-3

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Package Base: wordnet
Description: An Electronic Lexical Database from Princeton University
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: wordnet
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Stebalien
Last Packager: Stebalien
Votes: 113
Popularity: 0.012709
First Submitted: 2007-01-12 20:32
Last Updated: 2018-09-26 18:53

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Stebalien commented on 2019-04-18 17:45


wordnet-common currently includes the database, library, and a bunch of manual pages.

It sounds like we need to move the dictionary (/usr/share/wordnet/dict) out of wordnet-common into a wordnet-dict-princeton package that provides wordnet-dict. Would that work for you?

dkasak commented on 2019-04-18 10:38

I just added english-wordnet, which is a fork of the Princeton WordNet that is currently more actively maintained. They recently made the 2019 release and provide an archive with WordNet-compatible files.

I put wordnet-common in my package's provides field, but it currently won't work seamlessly if someone has wordnet-* installed because it is the name of the actual package and therefore I cannot also conflict on it.

It would be nice if this worked seamlessly so both databases could be used with wordnet-cli, wordnet-tk and others. Maybe wordnet-common could be made into a virtual package and the current package renamed to something like princeton-wordnet.


Stebalien commented on 2018-09-26 18:54

doronbehar: I agree. I've split the package.

Anonymous comment on 2018-09-26 08:45

I think tk should be marked as an optional dependency and a make dependency but not a must runtime dependency. Only for the wnb and wishnm executables need GUI and therefor require tk.

Stebalien commented on 2018-04-26 17:35

@mergen that looks like a bug in tk (reported You can work around it by:

  1. Updating.
  2. Rebuilding tk.

(or wait for the bug to be fixed)

mergen commented on 2018-04-26 10:04


I receive the fallowing error:

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lieee

I found this. Seemingly, a dependency is missing.

Stebalien commented on 2017-10-19 18:53

respiranto: done. Thanks for catching that.

respiranto commented on 2017-10-19 18:14

Please quote $srcdir and $pkgdir.

Stebalien commented on 2017-10-04 13:48

@donpicoro done.

donpicoro commented on 2017-10-04 13:35


artha doesn't compile anymore. Unless one compiles WordNet using

./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man CFLAGS=-fPIC CXXFLAGS=-fPIC

instead of just

./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man

If it's all the same to you, could you please add it ;-)