Is there a Fedora Espeakup Package?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Dec 26 10:16:05 UTC 2022

Until his passing, Bill Acker would build kernels for Fedora releases
modified to include Speakup. I considered taking that up, but decided
the learning curve and time investment was greater than I cared to
commit to the task. Instead, I switched to Arch on my personal machines,
though my Linode hosted server still runs Fedora.

To put it differently, Fedora has not supported cli screen readers for
well over a decade. The last I recall Redhat including Speakup was the
ill-considered inclusion of it in Redhat 8.0. Why ill considered?
Because of unintended consequences for i18n.

If you must use Fedora in the cli you have to roll your own, or perhaps
more achievably simply run Fenrir.



Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> Hi,
> I had a look through the Fedora package search webpage:
> and found nothing.
> Moreover, no console screen reader at all in Fedora.
> Didier
> -- 
> Didier Spaier
> Le 09/10/2022 à 19:59, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> > Hi there,
> > 
> > Just wondering how can one run Espeakup on Fedora? I am on Fedora 36, but can't
> > find Espeakup in its repositories. So how do we run the Speakup while in the
> > console? Tried a search with yum search and dnf search for both speakup and
> > espeakup, but to no avail. I even tried compiling the Github espeakup, but the
> > meson build fails with no espeak-ng dependency found (yet espeak-ng is installed).
> > 
> > 
> > Is there anyone using speakup on Fedora or any of the Red Hat derivatives?
> > 
> > 
> > Thanks.
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Co-Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures

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