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Re: ViaVoice Outloud not working in Debian Woody




ViaVoice is no longer recommended for use with Emacspeak.

It doesn't work with RedHat 9.0 but it does work with Slackware 9.0.

I found missing libraries, like you have seen an error for, and put them
where they belonged on RedHat 9.0 but it still didn't work.

It worked fine on Slackware 9.0.

However, according to IBM's license for it, it is no longer supposed to be
used, and it does not work with many of the libraries that are shipping
with the new linux distributions.

good luck
bryan

On Tue, 30 Dec 2003, Dave Hunt wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Given my failure to get DECtalk software tts working, I decided to try
> the ViaVoice Outloud that worked in my old Redhat installation.  I
> installed the sdk and rtk for ViaVoice from rpm files which I
> converted to Debian with the alien package.  The code in
> "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacs/servers/linux-outloud" compiles and
> builds an object and shared library.  When I run "tcl
> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers/outloud", the error,
> "could not load "/usr/lib/libibmeci50.so" is printed.  I am assured
> that the library is, in fact, in "/usr/lib/".  The rellivant parts of
> my shell session, and the complete Makefile from "linux-outloud", are
> below.  I'm wondering whether the trouble is really something in my
> tcl setup, since both the outloud and dtk-soft scripts don't work?
> The tcl script for doubletalk, however, does.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> -Dave
>
>
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> debian:/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers/linux-outloud# make
> g++  -DUNIX -fpic  -g  -c -o tcleci.o tcleci.cpp
> cc  -g -o tcleci.so tcleci.o -ltclx8.3 -ldl -shared
> debian:/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers/linux-outloud# cd ..
> debian:/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers# tcl outloud
> Error: Could not load /usr/lib/libibmeci50.so
> Please install the IBM ViaVoice Outloud RTK
>     while executing
> "load $tclTTS/tcleci.so"
>     (file "outloud" line 290)
> debian:/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers# locate libibmeci50.so
> /usr/lib/libibmeci50.so
> debian:/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers# dpkg -l |grep ViaVoice
> ii  viavoice-tts-r 5.1-1.2        IBM ViaVoice TTS Run Time Kit for Linux
> ii  viavoice-tts-s 5.1-1.2        IBM ViaVoice TTS Software Development Kit fo
>
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>
> #$Id: Makefile,v 17.0 2002/11/23 01:29:10 raman Exp $
> INSTALL = install
> PREFIX = /usr
> libparentdir = ${PREFIX}/share/emacs/site-lisp
> libdir =$(libparentdir)/emacspeak/linux-outloud
> TTS=tcleci.so eci.ini VIAVOICE
>
> all: tcleci.so
>
> CPPFLAGS=  -DUNIX -fpic  -g
>
> tcleci.so: tcleci.o
> 	$(CC) $(CFLAGS) -g -o $@ tcleci.o -ltclx8.3 -ldl -shared
>
> clean:
> 	rm -f tcleci.so tcleci.o
>
> install: tcleci.so
> 	if test ! -d $(libdir) ; then mkdir $(libdir); fi ; \
> 	chmod 755 $(libdir); \
> 	$(INSTALL) -m 0644 $(TTS) $(libdir)
>
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