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Emacspeak / Festival Installation Problems
I've been struggling to install emacspeak for a couple of weeks now.
I've got working sound hardware. esdplay will run a .wav file through the
speakers without problems. MBROLA tests out fine. I'm stuck on the step
of installing Festival.
recommends running a test of the C++ compiler, by running the following
>int main (int argc, char **argv)
> cout << "Hello world\n";
which yields the following error messages:
>./c-test: line 2: syntax error near unexpected token '(i'
>./c-test: line 2: 'int main (int argc, char **argv) '
I don't know C, or C++ and am barely conversant in perl, myself.
I'm working in a Debian Woody environment with gcc 2.95.4 installed in the
path at /usr/bin.
Working through the installation instructions anyway, building
speech_tools, I seem to do fine until its time to run make test, which
generates lots of feedback, ending with the following error:
>xml example status: FAILED
I'd attach the messages which scroll onto the terminal, but I can't seen to
get my telnet connection hooked up and I'm writing from my desktop, not the
machine I'm building.
I move on to compile Festival in spite of the errors, run make from the
/usr/local/festival directory and the final five lines of the feedback
sent to the terminal read:
>/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ltermcap
>collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
>make: *** [festival] Error 1
>make: *** [main] Error 2
>make: *** [src] Error 2
I cd /usr/bin and run festival without the -q switch yields:
>No default voice found in ("/usr/lib/festival/voices/")
>either no voices unpacked or voice-path is wrong
>closing a file left open: /usr/lib/festival/init.scm
>festival: fatal error exiting.
I suspect this might have something to do with the fact I have not yet
unpacked the following files in my /usr.local directory:
So, proceeding in spite of the errors, I run from the shell prompt:
which gives me the copyright notice and a festival> prompt.
(SayText "hello world")
>SIOD ERROR: unbound variable : SayText
and no sound.
Next I unpack (tar xzvf festvox_*) the files mentioned above. It responds
that it has un-tarred these four files into:
And I run the SayText command again with the same results.
So, I've hit a dead-end and can now use some help from someone who knows
more about linux, more about Festival or both. All ideas are appreciated.
-- Hugh Esco
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