emacspeak finally running

Christopher Chaltain chaltain at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 23:45:57 UTC 2017

To get around the Makefile trying to compile the server for Outloud, I 
just commented out the following line in the Makefile:

# 	$(INSTALL)  -m 755 ${OUTLOUD}  $(libdir)/servers/linux-outloud

On 02/03/17 15:25, 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 directory.
> 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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Christopher (CJ)
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