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+ive contribution

The tone of this message is a little better than the past
and I'm inclined to reply.

First please realize that viavoice is *not* part of
emacspeak supports it --but everything says very clearly up
front that getting viavoice running is your responsibility.

If you found my earlier messages impolite that is
unfortunate, however please realize that I do all this in my
spare time,
and if you claim you wasted time installing viavoice I'll
have little sympathy for you.
Sadly, I've wasted far more time helping people here who
except for a couple of rare  exceptions
take the help they get and never help the next person who
comes along.

Finally the libxf dependency on outloud is an unfortunate
oversight on the part of the folks who released that
system-- it is not truly needed.  Just install it as rpm
--install --nodeps

in fact looking at the rpm man page would have saved you a
lot more time.
>>>>> "Jonathan" == Jonathan Chetwynd <jc@signbrowser.org.uk> writes:

    Jonathan> Perhaps i could contribute a newbies FAQ for
    Jonathan> installing emakspeak on linux.  so far in
    Jonathan> order to install viavoice: I had a failed
    Jonathan> dependency libXm.so.1 www.freshmeat did not
    Jonathan> find it I tried a download
    Jonathan> lesstif-0.90.0.tar.gz from www.lesstif.org to
    Jonathan> install that I needed flex

    Jonathan> This is taking a considerable amount of time,
    Jonathan> ie a matter of 2 hours once one has found the
    Jonathan> right files.  using 100mhz 48MbRAM and
    Jonathan> 70Mbswap ie make alone took over 90 minutes I
    Jonathan> may be doing this all wrong, but it would be
    Jonathan> nice to have an idea of how wrong.

    Jonathan> emakspeak is still not working, and I am about
    Jonathan> to give up once again.

    Jonathan> I really think you will need some guidelines
    Jonathan> on this.  I will endeavour to answer questions
    Jonathan> that relate to installing on linux in so far
    Jonathan> as I am able.

    Jonathan> jc@signbrowser.org.uk jonathan chetwynd
    Jonathan> special needs teacher web accessibility
    Jonathan> consultant

Best Regards,

Email:  raman@cs.cornell.edu
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