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Re: emacspeak without tcl8.4



OK, that being the case, then setting DTK_PROGRAM=/usr/bin/espeak is
incorrect. You need to set DTK_PROGRAM to the espeak script within the servers
directory of the emacspeak tree. Note that you may need to change the execution
bits on the espeak TCL script to make it executable. 

Tim

Jude DaShiell writes:
 > By way of further clarification, /usr/bin/espeak and /usr/bin/eflite were 
 > created by the espeak and eflite packages respectively.On Mon, 12 Mar 
 > 2012, Tim Cross wrote:
 > 
 > > 
 > > Jude,
 > > 
 > > be aware that both the upstream e-speak package and emacspeak come with
 > > executable files called espeak. You need to ensure the espeak executable emacs
 > > and emacspeak are using is the correct one. 
 > > 
 > > Also note that the espeak tcl script provided by emacspeak has an expectation
 > > that the shared library it loads is in a subdirectory relative to the scripts
 > > working directory called linux-espeak. If the espeak script has been moved to
 > > /usr/bin, in addition to causing conflicts with the e-speak pacakge binary of
 > > the same name, the emacspeak espeak script will likely fail because it cannot
 > > load the atcleci.so library. The script would need to be modified if its
 > > location is changed from the servers directory. 
 > > 
 > > The EMACSPEAK_DIR should not be set to point to /usr/bin. This variable is used
 > > by emacspeak to find lisp files, auditory icons and other auxillary data files
 > > and should point to the root of the emacspeak directory, not to /usr/bin.
 > > 
 > > I have also used tcl8.5 with both outloud and espeak with no problems. 
 > > 
 > > Tim
 > > 
 > > Jude DaShiell writes:
 > >  > That's the situation in archlinux which has a unique upgrade policy.  The 
 > >  > policy is that rolling upgrades take place.  There's no freezing or 
 > >  > different versions like with Debian and for now archlinux left tcl8.4 in 
 > >  > favor of tcl8.5.  If this is an impossible build environment, for as long 
 > >  > as the necessary files from tcl8.4 remain available for download on the 
 > >  > internet it may be useful for the emacspeak project to have the links to 
 > >  > them documented.  While emacspeak was installed on this system, it and 
 > >  > espeak and eflite were all in the /usr/bin directory and I had echo 
 > >  > $DTK_PROGRAM returning either eflite or espeak once .profile was modified 
 > >  > correctly and echo $EMACSPEAK_DIR returned /usr/bin.  Even with these 
 > >  > conditions, and with the understanding that talking arch uses espeak to 
 > >  > talk in the first place running emacspeak only got me a process speaker 
 > >  > not running message after which I had to issue the three finger salute to 
 > >  > exit the environment.  For now, emacspeak is in unsupported status on 
 > >  > archlinux and if it gets enough votes and an adopter it could move into a 
 > >  > supported status.
 > >  > 
 > >  > ----------------------------------------------------------------
 > >  > Jude <jdashiel-at-shellworld-dot-net>
 > >  > <http://www.shellworld.net/~jdashiel/nj.html>
 > >  > 
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