Package Details: emacspeak 52.0-1

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Package Base: emacspeak
Description: Emacs extension that provides spoken output
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Licenses: GPL, LGPL, Apache
Submitter: cmb
Maintainer: alex19EP
Last Packager: alex19EP
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.000003
First Submitted: 2009-09-16 13:01
Last Updated: 2020-08-23 12:37

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amerlyq commented on 2018-12-30 01:33

Fast and dirty fix, which is somewhat correct according to current ./etc/ is to install whole directory. I.e. edit your PKGBUILD:

  • remove obsolete "lesstif" from depends() and add "openmotif" to optdepends()

  • remove "install=" entry, it's completely obsolete

  • "make install" doesn't work anymore -- use fast and dirty fix to install whole dir:

package() {

local d=$pkgdir/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak

install -d -- "$d"

cp -a "$srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver/." "$d"

find "$d" ( -type d -or ( -type f -executable ) ) -execdir chmod 755 {} +

find "$d" -type f -not -executable -execdir chmod 644 {} +

# Add convenient wrapper to keep your configs unmodified

local s=$pkgdir/usr/bin/emacspeak

install -d -- "${s%/*}"

printf '#!/bin/sh\nemacs -l '"'%s'"' "$@"\n' "${d#$pkgdir}/lisp/emacspeak-setup.el" >"$s"

chmod 755 "$s"


alex19EP commented on 2018-12-26 19:25

hello. i adopted package but updating it requires mor nolij witch i haven't for now. i want to update it when i lern how to done it properly. if you can help me with it, pleas, contact me. sorry for not working package

izahn commented on 2018-05-07 17:29

Package is now six releases behind upstream, it would be good to update it.

izahn commented on 2016-05-03 20:36

This package is now two versions behind. I don't think it will take much to update; I have a working PKGBUILD at There are lots of good things in version 44, including better helm support.

sholmes88 commented on 2015-06-28 17:41

Package moved to new AUR.

sholmes88 commented on 2015-05-07 13:15

Updated to support version 42.0.

sholmes88 commented on 2015-03-11 02:10

Updated to version 41.0. I plan to stay on top of this more closely in the future.

cmb commented on 2013-01-05 15:50

Thanks for telling me about this. It's fixed.
The problem was the recent tcl 8.6 upgrade.

Berserker commented on 2013-01-04 07:21

g++ -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -g -O2 -fPIC -DPIC -pedantic -ansi -Wall -Wno-long-long -I/usr/include/tcl8.5 -c -o tclespeak.o tclespeak.cpp
tclespeak.cpp: In function ‘int Tclespeak_Init(Tcl_Interp*)’:
tclespeak.cpp:140:7: warning: variable ‘rc’ set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]
g++ -Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro -shared -o tclespeak.o -ltcl8.5 -lespeak
/usr/bin/ld: can't find -ltcl8.5
collect2: error: ld returned exitcode 1
make: *** [] Error 1
==> Error: An error occured in build().
The build failed.
local database is up to date

arfy commented on 2012-12-22 04:20

Just FYI, a new release of emacspeak came out today. 37.0. Shouldn't require much more than a version bump.