emacspeak finally running

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Fri Mar 3 00:01:47 UTC 2017

Thanks Christopher, I'll find that and adjust and can probably have 
emacspeak living under builds without so much major surgery that way.
Thu, 2 Mar 2017, Christopher Chaltain wrote:

> Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 18:45:57
> From: Christopher Chaltain <chaltain at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: emacspeak finally running
> 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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