It's not a show stopper at all. I'm running the latest aspell RPM available through the Redhat Linux 9 RHN update channel. I use the up2date tool to manage the configuration. I wanted to point out that an error was generated (where maybe it shouldn't be?).
# rpm -q aspell
# aspell -v
@(#) International Ispell Version 3.1.20 (but really Aspell .33.7.1 alpha)