Check for hunspell.hxx always fails

Kornel Benko kornel at
Thu Nov 28 13:22:11 UTC 2019

Am Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:38:26 +0100
schrieb pdv <pdvisschere at>:

> Right now the check for the presence of hunspell.hxx in 
> ConfigureChecks.cmake always fails for me (MacOS10.14, master build) 
> with the result `HAVE_HUNSPELL_CXXABI = FALSE`, although hunspell.hxx is 
> available. That's a minor issue since hunspell works anyway, but the 
> check seems useless now.

Where is it available? Here, on ubuntu, it is under /usr/include/hunspell/hunspell.hxx

> To proceed the check should include a `LINK_LIBRARIES` entry in the 
> try_compile() step.

No, not needed, see below ...

> Also the `hunspell` in the `#include 
> <hunspell/hunspell.hxx>` instruction in the test file should be removed. 
> It should be included in the `HUNSPELL_INCLUDE_DIR` definition.

Good point.

> With these changes `HAVE_HUNSPELL_CXXABI = TRUE` (supposed hunspell.hxx 
> is present).
> I don't understand the
> "-DCMAKE_CXX_LINK_EXECUTABLE='${CMAKE_COMMAND} echo not linking now...'"
> entry which contained a typo anyway. It sounds like one wanted to avoid 
> the linking in which case the LINK_LIBRARIES is indeed not needed.

The try_compile() normally creates an executable (e.g. compile + link)
and we want to compile only here.

> Patrick

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