Why would Kreversi want a spell checker?

Sriranga Veeraraghavan sriranga at berkeley.edu
Sat Nov 19 22:51:33 UTC 2022

Hi Dave,

I think that you are correct - aspell is a dependency of KDE itself.  

Looking at the port info for kreversi, it looks like kreversi depends on kdelibs4, which in turn depends on aspell.


> On Nov 19, 2022, at 12:09, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> MacBook Pro 13", mid 2010; High Sierra 10.13.6.
> Kreversi is an implementation of the board game "reversi", but it fails 
> with:
>    # port install kreversi
>    --->  Computing dependencies for kreversi
>    Error: Can't install aspell because conflicting ports are active: ispell
>    Error: Follow https://guide.macports.org/#project.tickets if you believe there is a bug.
>    Error: Processing of port kreversi failed
> No error log that I can see, but why on earth would a spell checker be 
> required for a simple board game?  Is it because of KDE (ugh!) itself?
> -- Dave

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