I installed qutebrowser with pip for the sole purpose of downloading
dictionaries. The pip version wouldn't work for me so I'm using the dmg
installer, but anyway I installed it via pip, downloaded dictcli.py from
GitHub (now that I think it's possible that it already comes with the
version installed via pip...), ran it, and then deleted it and uninstalled
qutebrowser from pip.

Far from simple but it works.

On Thu, Mar 28, 2019, 07:25 Florian Bruhin <m...@the-compiler.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 10:27:25AM +0100, Valentin Iovene wrote:
> > I need to install a new dictionary for spell checking in qutebrowser
> > but I am having a hard time locating dictcli.py on macOS.
> >
> > I installed qutebrowser using `brew cask install qutebrowser`.
> >
> > I've tried to `locate dictcli.py` with no result, also looked in
> > folders where I expected the script to be.
>
> I don't think it's possible to run it currently, as you can't launch
> qutebrowser's Python interpreter shipped with qutebrowser.
>
> See https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/issues/3321
>
> > It would be nice to have a way of installing new dictionaries from
> > within qutebrowser, rather than having to find a script and run it.
> > This would improve the already great user experience :-)
>
> I agree! The reason for the script was that it needs root to install
> dicitonaries on older Qt versions (< 5.10) and you wouldn't want to run
> qutebrowser as root.
>
> See https://github.com/qutebrowser/qutebrowser/issues/4003
>
> Florian
>
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