emacspeak finally running
hank.smith966 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 21:30:56 UTC 2017
sounds like more trouble then it is worth
how is a beginner to linux supposed to understand all of this tech jargon.
not trying to upset any one but am curious.
On 3/2/2017 2:25 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> What a mess!
> I had to do a whole lot of things way outside documentation to get
> this application running.
> First, since outloud kept on insisting on compiling I did major
> surgery on the emacspeak/servers directory and erased anything that
> wasn't linux-espeak. I think emacspeak was getting confused in that
> After make config and make emacspeak and copying the directory and all
> subdirectories that had emacspeak-setup.el to
> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp and adding an (add-list "load-path
> statement above emacspeak-setup.el line as suggested in the info page,
> I had to start emacs which complained it couldn't find
> emacspeak-setup.el after being loaded and then I did a load-library
> <ret> emacspeak-setup.el <ret> and heard emacspeak finally do
> something close to its normal startup including the organ music.
> Now I'm going to have to investigate to find out why the
> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/lisp/lisp/ path wasn't liked by emacs.
> I think the Make file in the emacspeak directory inadvertently had its
> exit statements stripped out if exit is even a valid Makefile command
> because the stanza just below emacspeak: was you guessed it outloud:.
> My reading of Makefile code isn't all that professional but all I
> found was a blank line between the end of the emacspeak stanza and the
> outloud: stanza and unless that's a valid form of exit it's entirely
> understandable why outloud kept building even though viavoice wasn't
> on the machine at the time. Let's not even talk about searching for
> existing server software before building anything, that will add too
> much complexity to the Makefile most likely.
> Now I'm going to go study Makefile syntax and see if I can learn
> enough to figure out some valid fixes for this one.
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