Is speechd-up broken in debian 7 or do I need to do something not obvious

Joseph Norton at
Sun May 19 09:05:44 EDT 2013


In Debian 7, speakup is using espeakup to run.

I'm trying to change to speechd-up so I can run toxin with it.

Here's what I'm doing:

First, I do an apt-get install speech-dispatcher

Everything seems to work ok.  I edited /etc/default/speech-dispatcher to say "RUN=yes"

Then, i did apt-get install speechd-up.

I got a bunch of errors.  Here's what happened (see below).  Any ideas on how to make the system happy?

Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 42.4 kB of archives.
After this operation, 111 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 wheezy/main speechd-up i386 0.5~20110719-2 [42.4 kB]
Fetched 42.4 kB in 0s (62.5 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package speechd-up.
(Reading database ... 26552 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking speechd-up (from .../speechd-up_0.5~20110719-2_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for install-info ...
Setting up speechd-up (0.5~20110719-2) ...
Starting Interface between speakup and speech-dispatcher : speechd-up[Sun May 19 09:02:17 2013] speechd: Configuration has been read from "/etc/speechd-up.conf"
Starting speechd-up...
To work, speechd-up needs speakup and speakup_soft modules.
They are loaded automatically. If you don't want, type
rmmod speakup speakup_soft
invoke-rc.d: initscript speechd-up, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing speechd-up (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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