Evidently this is not a new problem:
http://nancib.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/ ... breoffice/
Spellcheck in LibreOffice Writer works fine for me in Lubuntu and Xubuntu 11.10 but not at all in Mint Debian. I already have the aspell checker installed, but not hunspell, if I try to install hunspell it removes Thunderbird which I can't do without. Any idea how to get LibreOffice Writer spellcheck working in Mint Debian?