considering gentoo over debian

William Hubbs williamh at
Fri Aug 3 18:18:55 EDT 2007

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Hi Nick,

On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 05:47:01PM -0400, Nick Gawronski wrote:
> Hi, I am currently using debian etch\ but as not all of the packages I 
> want are included in debian by default like autoconf, automake and 
> similar packages I need to install them using apt-get.  gcc is another 
> example as it is listed as the build-essential package if you really 
> want to compile things.  What is the latest version of the gentoo 
> installation CD that does not require X windows and has speakup and 
> should work with a dectalk express?  I would like to at least try it 
> and see what it is like.

Gentoo release 2007.0 has speakup on the live cd.  You should be able to
get it from here.

Also, there is a link on that page to the installation handbook which
will assist you with choosing the correct iso.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks much.

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William Hubbs
gentoo accessibility team lead
williamh at
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