Debian Stretch and speakup Aren't Playing Nicely.

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Wed Dec 19 03:46:08 EST 2018


Martin McCormick, le mar. 18 déc. 2018 20:41:03 -0600, a ecrit:
> After upgrading 2 Debian systems to stretch, speakup has died on
> both systems.

> Setting up espeakup (1:0.80-5+deb9u2) ...
> update-rc.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling ba
> ck to defaults
> Failed to start espeakup.service: Unit espeakup.service is not loaded properly:
> Invalid argument.

As mentioned on the debian-accessibility mailing list last month, there
is an issue in version 1:0.80-5+deb9u2, you can use version
1:0.80-5+deb9u3 which is available on

as well as in the stretch-proposed-updates distribution, to be included
in next stretch point release.


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