Package Details: speech-dispatcher-git 0.11.0.r0.g56c07622-1

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Package Base: speech-dispatcher-git
Description: High-level device independent layer for speech synthesis interface (development version)
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Licenses: GPL2, FDL
Conflicts: speech-dispatcher
Provides: speech-dispatcher
Submitter: sholmes88
Maintainer: stormdragon2976 (alex19EP, kyle, lilmike)
Last Packager: alex19EP
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.030077
First Submitted: 2010-10-14 19:35 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-12-12 09:26 (UTC)

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cirlo commented on 2021-08-03 19:58 (UTC)

@alex19EP thank you very much for your speed in listening to my request! ^^ The same cannot be said about my reply :{

alex19EP commented on 2021-07-14 12:45 (UTC)

@cirlo no need to be sorry for asking anything. I added pico support.

cirlo commented on 2021-07-14 07:02 (UTC)

I am sorry for asking, but why was pico support removed? It did work fine for me and I found it working the best in my mother tongue...

alex19EP commented on 2021-07-11 19:29 (UTC)


You can do what you want in your PKGBUILD, stormdragon does what he/she wants in his/hers.

one of the nice things about arch in general, and aur in particular, is that we are working together to make the ecosystem better and more convenient for everyone.

@stormdragon2976 pleas apply my patch at:

ph34rb0t commented on 2021-05-20 15:27 (UTC)

You can do what you want in your PKGBUILD, stormdragon does what he/she wants in his/hers.

alex19EP commented on 2021-05-20 10:45 (UTC)

@ph34rb0t sorry but i don't agree.

  1. I try to make my pkgbuilds look good and conform to arch standards.
  2. as I already said, to compile a package, you need components from the base-devel group, if someone does not have it installed, or is not fully installed - you should warn him about this, and not bypass this error.

ph34rb0t commented on 2021-05-19 22:22 (UTC)

There are zero negative consequences of keeping autoconf as a dependency.

According to the package datatbase, python-pyxdg provides python-xdg, so it's just a formal thing.

alex19EP commented on 2021-05-18 19:12 (UTC)

hello @ph34rb0t autoconf included in base-devel 1 group witch according to arch wiki 2 should be installed by all users who want to use AUR. so I think @stormdragon2976 should remove it again.

regarding python-pyxdg, I will investigate this.

stormdragon2976 commented on 2021-05-18 17:32 (UTC)

@ph34rb0t: added autoconf as a make depend.

python-xdg is in the AUR. It was the dependency we used for a long time, will python-pyxdg work the same way, and should it replace the python-xdg dependency?

ph34rb0t commented on 2021-05-18 17:22 (UTC) (edited on 2021-05-18 17:24 (UTC) by ph34rb0t)

@alex19EP @stormdragon2976

Both of your PKGBUILDs miss "autoconf" as a make dependency.

alex19EP commented on 2021-03-26 17:02 (UTC)

hello. feel free to get improvements from:

ph34rb0t commented on 2020-12-17 20:04 (UTC)

@stormdragon2976: Yes, it was. I fail to understand why though.

stormdragon2976 commented on 2020-12-16 03:18 (UTC)

@ph34rb0t: I think Pico was removed in the latest release of speech-dispatcher.

ph34rb0t commented on 2020-12-15 22:16 (UTC)

Just a note: Cmcaine's fork is the only Speech Dispatcher release that works with the svox-pico-bin package for me, using "pico" as the DefaultModule.

cmcaine commented on 2018-08-30 14:05 (UTC)

Up to date fork at

Includes fixes mentioned by lilmike and chrys87.

chrys87 commented on 2018-07-28 09:34 (UTC)

the git address changed, speech-dispatcher is now hosted on github: Web:

git clone

lilmike commented on 2018-07-11 15:49 (UTC)

Problems with the PKGBUILD:

  1. It needs to provide and conflict with libspeechd (installing when speech-dispatcher from comunity is installed causes a filesystem conflict error).

  2. It needs to depend on dotconf, not just makedepend. That way makepkg -r works properly.



tc1384 commented on 2018-04-12 16:47 (UTC) (edited on 2018-04-12 17:55 (UTC) by tc1384)

/usr/bin/spd-conf won't run

The fix is related to the python version.

Install: python2-speechd

vim /usr/bin/spd-conf From: #!/usr/bin/env python3 To: #!/usr/bin/env python2

sholmes88 commented on 2013-11-17 06:59 (UTC)

Updated PKGBUILD to support automatic version number from git and changed dependency from python 2.7 to python 3. There are come commented items in the PKGBUILD that can be used to run speechd as a central service.

stormdragon2976 commented on 2012-11-11 20:44 (UTC)

I also have had the same error while building. The new sonic support is a must have. Current speech rates are so slow, even at max speed.

coffeeking commented on 2012-11-10 02:23 (UTC)

any idea how to build this in latest arch? This package complains about python2 not being greater than 3.0, and fails. If I change python=python2 to python=python3, it builds but then can't run spd-conf. Any help? I want to build this for espeak's sonic support.

sholmes88 commented on 2011-11-04 06:38 (UTC)

Added intltool to the makedepends parameter.

commented on 2011-11-02 05:27 (UTC)

intltool is needed to build this. Please add to the makedepends. Thank you.

sholmes88 commented on 2011-06-15 12:29 (UTC)

Corrected a problem with the 'provides' parameter in the PKGBUILD. This git package, when installed, should appear as having installed speach-dispatcher, itself.

sholmes88 commented on 2010-10-19 17:42 (UTC)

Updated to work with python 2.7.

sholmes88 commented on 2010-10-14 19:39 (UTC)

This git version of speech dispatcher has been configured to run as a system wide service. It uses unix sockets for communication and runs as a separate user, speechd.