[Pkg-sugar-devel] Bug#877750: gstreamer1.0-espeak: silence, loops, and errors if no voice set

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Thu Oct 5 04:42:47 UTC 2017

Package: gstreamer1.0-espeak
Version: 0.4.0-2
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Leading up to situation; install of Debian Sid and gstreamer1.0-espeak

Ineffective was; shell command:

	gst-launch-1.0 espeak text="hello world" ! autoaudiosink

as it did not speak, and continued to loop without termination,
with very frequent GStreamer errors.

Ineffective was; using espeak instead of espeak-ng, because
gstreamer1.0-espeak depends on libespeak-ng1 only.

Effective was; adding a voice property to the espeak element:

	gst-launch-1.0 espeak text="hello world" voice="english" ! autoaudiosink

Outcome was; errors and loop when voice property not given.

Expected was; spoken words.

Possibly related; "espeak -v default hello" works, but "espeak-ng -v
default hello" says "Error; The specified espeak-ng voice does not

Both espeak and espeak-ng have no "default" in list of voices shown
with --voices argument.

Perhaps might be fixed by changing ESPEAK_DEFAULT_VOICE to "english"
in gst-plugins-espeak, so that the package will work with espeak-ng
which does not have "default".

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.12.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_AU:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gstreamer1.0-espeak depends on:
ii  libc6                           2.24-17
ii  libespeak-ng1                   1.49.1+dfsg-2
ii  libglib2.0-0                    2.54.1-1
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0  1.12.3-1
ii  libgstreamer1.0-0               1.12.3-1

gstreamer1.0-espeak recommends no packages.

gstreamer1.0-espeak suggests no packages.

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James Cameron

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