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Re: ViaVoice outloud on 64bit Ubuntu



I've added the note about g++-multilib to the REadme. This was
timely, turns out the build chain on my 64bit laptop was broken,
now fixed.

>>>>> "Lukas" == Lukas Loehrer <listaddr1@gmx.net> writes:
    Lukas> Hi Tim Thank you for the information about the Ubuntu
    Lukas> multi-arch support.
    Lukas> 
    Lukas> On Ubuntu 10.04, I had to install the 'g++-multilib'
    Lukas> package to be able to compile atcleci.so on a 64bit
    Lukas> system. Otherwise, linking would fail. Fortunately,
    Lukas> the error message from the linker contained the
    Lukas> necessary file names to be able to determine the
    Lukas> missing packages with 'dpkg -S' or 'apt-file search'.
    Lukas> 
    Lukas> Kind regards, Lukas
    Lukas> 
    Lukas> Tim Cross writes ("ViaVoice outloud on 64bit Ubuntu"):
    >> ... If you need to build a 32 bit library from the
    >> sources, things appear to be a bit more complicated. The
    >> two best options appear to be either to created a chroot
    >> 32 bit environment and build the lib there and then copy
    >> it across or use some of the tools provided in the debian
    >> developers tool package. I've not really looked at this in
    >> any depth as yet. Another alternative would be to just run
    >> a VM running 32 bit Ubuntu and do all your builds
    >> there. However, in most cases, it probably isn't necessary
    >> to build the libs and you can just survive with the
    >> provided 32 bit version.
    >> 
    >> The one complication I ran into was compiling the espeak
    >> library. I like to have espeak as a second/backup speech
    >> server. I've not yet worked out all the necessary steps to
    >> force a 32 bit build on a 64 bit system. As the tcl libs
    >> I've now got installed are 32 bit ones, the build of
    >> espeak fails because by default, it tries to link against
    >> 64 bit libs. I'm sure it is possible, but I've not yet
    >> worked out how. I'm thinking that for now, I'll just be
    >> lazy and build the lib on a 32 bit box, copy it across and
    >> just run both espeak and outloud in 32 bit mode.
    >> 
    >> Actually, I have another solution which I'm quietly
    >> working on. I've recently got a working version (though
    >> still rough) of an espeak server developed using clojure,
    >> which means no Tcl, just Java and a simple JNI library for
    >> the espeak interface. So far, its working quite nicely and
    >> because it is using lisp, you get all that nice lisp
    >> goodness, such as the ability to connect and tweak things
    >> while they are running via the repl etc. Part of why I've
    >> done this is to document the emacspeak server architecture
    >> and APIs, which I plan to make available to help others
    >> who may want to develop other servers.
    >> 
    >> Tim
    >> 
    >> 
    >> 
    >> 
    >> 
    >> -- 
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    >> Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint
    >> attachments. See
    >> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
    >> 
    >> Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more
    >> violent. It takes a touch of genius (and a lot of courage)
    >> to move in the opposite direction. âAlbert Einstein
    >> 
    >> 
    >> 
    >> 
    >> 
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