considering gentoo over debian

Marcel Oats moats at
Fri Aug 3 19:30:26 EDT 2007

Hi, are you saying that they have dropped speakup from the normal 
distribution?  The live cd contains the networkless install, is that correct?
At 10:18 a.m. 4/08/2007, you wrote:
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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
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