Package Details: pocketsphinx 5prealpha-10

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Package Base: pocketsphinx
Description: Lightweight speech recognition engine, specifically tuned for handheld and mobile devices, though it works equally well on the desktop.
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Keywords: mobile recognition speech
Licenses: BSD
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Martchus
Last Packager: Martchus
Votes: 73
Popularity: 1.24
First Submitted: 2008-08-08 21:47
Last Updated: 2020-05-12 15:48

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Martchus commented on 2020-01-19 12:15

All my packages are managed at GitHub where you can also contribute directly:
There also exist a binary repository:

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sysfu commented on 2013-11-07 05:53

OK, here's what I did.

* created a directory called sphinx
* downloaded PKGBUILD for sphinxbase into that dir
* ran makepkg and makepkg -i successfully
* rm -rf pkg src
* downloaded PKGBILD from into dir "sphinx"
* run makepkg.
* build fails with these errors

sysfu commented on 2013-11-07 05:24

@ackalker: I'm using packer-color to install. After that failed, I downloaded just yer updated PKGBUILD file, moved it into its own dir, and then tried building using "makepkg" but that failed with all the cythen errors.

Regarding the sphinxbase dependency, I never got any errors about it trying to build pocketsphinx, and I imagine pocketsphinx would not build if it wasn't present.

$ pacman -Qs sphinxbase yields; local/sphinxbase 0.8-4

I'll try removing sphinxbase, re-installing that manually, then building pocketsphinx again.

marcs commented on 2013-11-06 11:36

Ok guys let me know if it works.

ackalker commented on 2013-11-06 08:19

Also, please `rm -rf pkg src` before you try running `makepkg` again :-) .

ackalker commented on 2013-11-06 08:17

Ahh I meant EXTRA_DIST in, not

ackalker commented on 2013-11-06 08:12

This is a tricky one, (I bet you tried to run `make` from within the python directory :-) )
I'll try to explain:

The Makefile rule for building pocketsphinx.c is:

$(srcdir)/pocketsphinx.c: $(srcdir)/pocketsphinx.pyx $(srcdir)/pocketsphinx.pxd
cython -o $@ $< -I$(sphinxbase)/python

Now, from your log, it appears that the Make variable sphinxbase isn't set,
It only gets set if the configure script finds an unpacked and built (but not necessarily installed) sphinxbase source tree alongside pocketsphinx.

From the README:

"First, you *must* have SphinxBase, which you can download from You should download and unpack it to
the same parent directory as PocketSphinx, so that the configure script
and project files can find it. On Windows, you will need to rename
'sphinxbase-X.Y' (where X.Y is the SphinxBase version number) to simply
'sphinxbase' for this to work."

This is why the files pocketsphinx.c, pocketsphinx.pyx, and pocketsphinx.pxd are specifically included in EXTRA_DIST in (and pocketsphinx.c is newer than both others), so make will normally decide not to rebuild pocketsphinx.c .

So, either unpack (and build!) sphinxbase alongside pocketsphinx, or simply use the provided pocketsphinx.c (but then again, it may have been generated by an older cython :-) ).

sysfu commented on 2013-11-06 03:53

@ackalker. I tried the fixed PKGBUILD you were kind of to link to but it's still failing to build on my system. Getting an a**whack of cython errors, log file here

marcs commented on 2013-11-05 19:06

Thank you ackalker.

I've Updated the package to rel 2 with your suggestion.

ackalker commented on 2013-11-05 18:17

There is an easy fix for that (As mentioned on the forums and the 'net, CPPFLAGS is the culprit): in the build() function, under the "find -type f" lines, add the line:

sed -i '/cython/s/$(CPPFLAGS) //' python/

Link to fixed PKGBUILD:

sysfu commented on 2013-09-24 06:06

Build failing with this error:

make[1]: Entering directory `/home/user/Downloads/pocketsphinx/src/pocketsphinx-0.8/python'
cython -o pocketsphinx.c pocketsphinx.pyx -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -I/usr/include/python2.7 -I/usr/include/python2.7 -I/usr/include/sphinxbase -I/python
Unknown compiler flag: -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2
make[1]: *** [pocketsphinx.c] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/user/Downloads/pocketsphinx/src/pocketsphinx-0.8/python'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().