How to try the new versions of speakup

Okash Khawaja okash.khawaja at
Sat Mar 18 04:43:45 EDT 2017


I think for Unicode patches kernel compile is not needed. If they don't apply cleanly, that's probably because other patches have interleaved with Unicode ones. 

Currently, Greg K-H's staging tree's staging-testing branch has latest speakup code. So one way would be get speakup from there and compile it out of tree which might be the most straightforward way to try new patches. That is if the specific patches you want don't apply cleanly. 


> On 18 Mar 2017, at 01:47, John Covici <covici at> wrote:
> I built dave's mods with no problems, because I always compile the
> kernel, so I just followed his instructions and replaced the speakup
> directory in staging and it went without a hitch.  It takes computer
> time, but that is what they are for.
> I have not tried the unicode fixes, I think they are still in process
> and I like some of the things Dave has done with his mods.
> On Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:14:10 -0400,
> Zahari Yurukov wrote:
>> Hi,
>>  Chris Brannon wrote:
>> Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 03:35:40PM -0700
>>> You usually don't need the whole source to build out-of-tree modules.
>>> What you do need are the headers and other infrastructure.
>> Ok, but what's different with speakup then?
>>> Looking at the Speakup website just now, the repository location seems
>>> correct.  Apparently we don't mention the branch name.  I believe it's staging-next?
>> I think I've tried that, but may be my mistake was that I expected it to apply cleanly.
>>> Also with building things straight out of git, I'd worry about
>>> coupling between Speakup and other code.  So if you have a
>>> v4.10 kernel from your distro, what happens if you try to build just the
>>> Speakup modules straight out of git?
>> You would build them from 4.10 sources.
>> But yeah, that's a valid concern.
>> Personally, I want to use the RedHat's Kernel, cause - who knows what
>> did they change and how my system will behave with a generic kernel.
>> So, probably the best will be to copy the staging directory from the
>> generic sources into RedHat's sources, and then build and install the
>> whole thing, but that's 
>> really too much, as you said.
>> Actually, I think that exact thing was suggested to me, when I first
>> hit the absence  of speakup in Fedora.
>> -- 
>> Best wishes,
>> Zahari
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