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Re: debian emacspeak 15 package
I maintain the Debian emacspeak package, and was sorry to hear you had
trouble with it. If there is a bug in the package, I would like to
fix it before the next Debian release.
I have emacs20 version 20.7-2 and emacspeak version 15-2 installed on
my test machine. Using C-h v, emacs reports:
emacspeak-directory's value is
That is, emacspeak-directory points to where the source files are
installed, not to /usr/share/emacs20/site-lisp/emacspeak where the
compiled files are installed.
Other directory variables are similar:
emacspeak-etc-directory's value is
I get no complaint like "Theme
/usr/share/emacs21/site-lisp/sounds/default-8k/ is missing its
configuration file." when emacspeak starts.
So, what is the significant difference between our installations?
My ~/.emacs file does not mention emacspeak.
What does your load-path look like? I've appended my load-path
(manually wrapped to one directory per line). Note that the source
directory is near the beginning, while
/usr/share/emacs20/site-lisp/emacspeak where the compiled files are
install is near the end. The latter entry is added by the sitewide
startup file /etc/emacs/site-start.d/50emacspeak.el.
Do you have the same symptoms with emacs20 as with emacs21?
I am open to suggestions.
- Jim Van Zandt
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>I also had problems installing debian package with emacspeak 15. In my
>case the source of problems was exactly that emacspeak initiated the
>variable emacspeak-directory to contain path
>which is by itself probably right, but then emacspeak calculated other
>directories as being relative to this one. And that was already wrong
>for debian installation. For example, because of wrong value in
>emacspeak-sounds-directory I got the following message upon startup
>and auditory icons not playing:
>Theme /usr/share/emacs21/site-lisp/sounds/default-8k/ is missing its configuration file.
>(Note the incorrect path.)
>To avoid this problem one might assign right values to all relevant
>emacspeak-xxx-directory variables in the file
>Personally, I corrected these values directly in the emacspeak sources
>because usually I run emacs with parameter --no-site-file when I work
>>>>>> "YS" == Yvonne Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>YS> Has anyone successfully installed the Debian emacspeak 15 package? I did
>YS> this on a clean system, e.g. no previous versions of emacspeak
>YS> installed, and got some truly strange errors. For a start, the xsl
>YS> directory wasn't there at all, and w3 refused to work with some kind of
>YS> outloud-style error, which I can't remember at the moment. Was this a
>YS> weird problem on my system? Am I perhaps going mad?
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