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help identifying package for /usr/share/dict




Hi Debian-user,

I was referred here by reportbug, which says

"If you don't know what package the bug is in, please contact
debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for assistance."

I have a bug to report (see emails below) against /usr/share/dict but
I'm unable to identify the specific Debian package responsible for
this file.  I looked at the source for wamerican and miscfiles and
there's no obvious route from that source to the actual dict file.

Please advise.

yours truly,
  James P.

> From: Geoff Kuenning <geoff@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: powellj@xxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Ispell bug: mystery word 'ans' (common misspelling of 'and') in words
> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 19:48:51 -0700
> 
> I don't see it in my master dictionaries.  Apparently it's crept 
> into the Debian dictionary.  "ANS" is a common acronym but I 
> couldn't find a definition for it as a word.  So I agree that it 
> shouldn't be there, but unfortunately I don't know who the Debian 
> maintainers are.
> 
> > (This may be an emacs bug)
> >
> > System: linux
> > Version: Other
> > Conditions:
> > 	
> >
> > Description:
> > The words file in /usr/share/dict (which you may not maintain, 
> > but I'm
> > at a loss to find the maintainer) in Debian 9 includes the 
> > mystery
> > word 'ans'.  This is a common misspelling of 'and' and isn't in 
> > my
> > English dictionary, so I'll agitate for its removal.
> >
> > Thank you for your work on ispell.
> >
> 
> -- 
>     Geoff Kuenning   geoff@xxxxxxxxxx 
>     http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~geoff/
> 
> XML: verbose obfuscation in the service of simple key-value pairs.

-- 
James E. Powell, MS
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