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bug #53777: when 'spell' is not installed, the error message is unhelpful

Submitted by:  Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Submitted on:  Sat 28 Apr 2018 09:32:37 AM UTC
Severity:  2 - Minor Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  bens Open/Closed:  Closed
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Sun 29 Apr 2018 10:10:43 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Fixed in git, commit 0e46c0f4.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Sat 28 Apr 2018 09:32:37 AM UTC, original submission:  

On one of my machines, 'spell' is not installed.  If there I run:

  src/nano --ignore NEWS

and type ^T, it says:

  [ Spell checking failed: Error invoking "spell": Bad file descriptor ]

What!?  "Bad file descriptor"?

When I don't use --ignore, and my .nanorc includes the default.nanorc file and does not define any speller, then typing ^T results in:

  [ Spell checking failed: Error invoking "spell": Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character ]


Expected behavior: when doing a spell check, or anything else, any explanation of an error should be relevant to the executed function and not be a remnant of something far earlier.

(If, for reproduction, you don't want to uninstall 'spell', you can change the "spell" in the execlp() call to "spoill" or something.)

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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