This snap tries to resolve the following issue via the use of the content interface:
Desktop: allow access to host hunspell dictionaries - snapd - snapcraft.io
It doesn’t supersede the host-exposing method though, but it works and can be a solution for distros that don’t ship Hunspell dictionaries (is there any?).
This snap simply grabs all the ‘hunspell-*’ packages from Ubuntu 16.04 archive, extracts it, stage and prime all the files under
usr/share/hunspell and maps it to the consumer snap’s
A working prototype has been made and can be accessible via:
# Install Snap # sudo snap install --channel=beta hunspell-dictionaries # Connect the Snap to the Mandatory Interface # ## hunspell-dictionaries: Providing hunspell dictionaries at $SNAP/usr/share/hunspell ## sudo snap connect _consumer_snap_name_:_plug_name_ hunspell-dictionaries:hunspell-dictionaries
For the consumer snap to access the dictionaries, define the following plug in the consumer snap’s snapcraft.yaml:
plugs: hunspell-dictionaries-plug: content: hunspell-dictionaries interface: content target: $SNAP/usr/share/hunspell default-provider: hunspell-dictionaries:hunspell-dictionaries
, and install and prepend the optional launcher
/snap/hunspell-dictionaries/current/bin/hunspell-launch in the depending snap’s app. command, this launcher simply sets the
DICPATH environmental variable.
The source recipe can be accessed at Lin-Buo-Ren/hunspell-dictionaries-snap: Unofficial Snap Packaging for Hunspell Dictionaries, comments and patches are welcome.