Introduction to gspell

The gspell package provides a flexible API to add spell checking to a GTK+ application.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-9.1 platform.

Package Information

gspell Dependencies


enchant-2.2.7 and GTK+-3.24.13


gobject-introspection-1.62.0, GTK-Doc-1.32, ISO Codes-4.4, Vala-0.46.6, and Valgrind-3.15.0

User Notes:

Installation of gspell

Install gspell by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check. One test, test-checker, is known to fail if the external package Hunspell is not installed. The tests also must be run in an X session.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: gspell-appl
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gspell-1 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gspell-1.0

Last updated on 2020-02-16 18:46:23 -0800