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emacspeak 9.0 rpm was Re: Installing probs



For a more complete fix to this problem, see my earlier post to this
list...in the archives, I hope.  It's just been bumped up my priority
list to get a new rpm out. (blame this on a broken floppy drive.)

> I had a minor problem with the emacspeak startup script:
> Header says: #$Id: emacspeak.def,v 8.560 1998/10/11 19:46:58 
> This script is included into emacspeak-9.0-2.noarch.rpm
> 
> I got an error message at the 'if' loop.
> 
> So I changed 
> if [ $1 != "-q" ] ; then INIT...
> into 
> if [ "$"1 != "-q" ] ; then INIT...
> 
> And if you are running always the same synthesizer, defining the
> DTK_PROGRAM var in the script makes life easier.
> I'm running emacspeak with the mbrola server and it runs great.
> So I put an 'export DTK_PROGRAM=mbrola' at the beginning of emacspeak.
> 
> Hans
> 
> -- 
> blinux == http://www.hzo.cubenet.de/blinux/
> ios++  == http://www.leb.net/hzo/ioscount/
> 
> 
> On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, Tim Cross wrote:
> 
> > 
> > You actually do have everything you need - either on the RH disks or
> > already installed. I'm running emacspeak 9.0 on a stock standard RH
> > 5.2 system. All I needed was the emacspeak package which I installed
> > from the sources and compiled with emacs 20.3 (the one that comes with RH).
> > 
> > It is true that emacspeak needs extended tcl (often referred to as
> > tclx). However, the extended tcl interpreter is actually called tcl
> > (the normal "standard" tcl is tclsh). You need the package
> > tclx-8.0.3-20 which is definately on the RH 5.2 (and 5.1) cd. If its
> > not on your CD then you probably have a crappy cheap RH copy which
> > does not have all the packages. 
> > 
> > Did you go through the tests that Raman recommends in the emacspeak
> > makefile? Were you able to get your synthesizer to speak using
> > the dtk-exp (or dtk-mv depending on what you have) command? If this
> > does'nt work, then your problem is likely hardware related (bad serial
> > cable, port or stty settings). If this works and emacspeak still fails
> > to work, check the environment variables to make sure you have them
> > set and exported correctly. Also, check that you have write
> > permissions to the serial port - on RH systems, normal users usually
> > don't have this permission. You normally get the speaker not present
> > warning when tcl cannot write to the synthesizer. This can be due to
> > bad cableing, serial cards, port setting or access permissions on /dev/ttySX
> > On my system (private system where I'm the only user who
> > logs in, I changed the group ownership of /dev/ttyS0 to users which
> > all login accounts on this system are members of). The default
> > configuration under RH gives write access to ttySX to root only. 
> > 
> > How are you starting emacspeak? Are you starting it via a script, via
> > an .emacs init file or via options on the command line?
> > 
> > I've installed emacs and emacspeak on about 7 different machines
> > running linux (Redhat 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 5.1 and 5.2) and apart from
> > problems with a broken emacs rpm with 5.0 (or was it 5.1 - can't
> > remember now), everything has worked flawlessly everytime, so we
> > should be able to get it working for you. I've not used the rpm as I
> > prefer to install "extra" packages into my /usr/local tree because it
> > makes upgrades and backups easier. 
> > 
> > T.X
> > Whistler writes:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Ok Ihave now tryed botht he Noarch and the src rpm packages.  On the
> > > noarch it seems to install in fact I can even type emacspeak and run up
> > > emacs now the problem is it says speaker not present I have the
> > > environment set up correctly so I was a t a loss to why it wouldn't work.
> > > 
> > > So since I was already frustrated I went and got the src.rpm for 9.0 as
> > > someone had told me it requires tclx .  I don't have it installed so I
> > > went to my redhat disks to find it.  No luck there was no package witht he
> > > name tclx* anything.  So where do I go now?
> > > 
> > > Ken /whsitler
> > > 
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