questions about installing Emacspeak

Samuel Thibault sthibault at
Sun Dec 22 12:54:07 GMT 2019


For questions, better ask the debian-accessibility mailing list.

Rich Morin, le sam. 21 déc. 2019 17:08:27 -0800, a ecrit:
> I am building a VirtualBox VM, based on Ubuntu disco, for use with Vagrant.  I would like to
> install Emacspeak in this VM.  I have a couple of questions I'm hoping you can answer for me.
> I'm doing the installations by means of a shell script which invokes "apt-get install -y ...".
> So, I'd like to avoid the configuration dialogs, eg:
> - "Default speech server: ..."
> - "If a hardware device is used to generate speech, ..."
> Looking in .../debian/config, I get the impression that I should be able to avoid these dialogs
> by pre-filling a configuration file.


> However, I can't find any documentation that explains how to do this
> and I'd rather not try to reverse engineer the Perl.  Can you give me
> (a pointer to) this information?
> I also need some plausible answers for these questions.  Given that I'm already installing the
> eSpeakNG package, my guess is that "espeak" and "none" would be reasonable.  Does this seem OK?

There seems to be a good tutorial on


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