Package Details: svox-pico-bin 1.0+git20130326-8

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Package Base: svox-pico-bin
Description: The text-to-speech engine used on Android phones
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: epitron
Maintainer: epitron
Last Packager: epitron
Votes: 27
Popularity: 0.000015
First Submitted: 2015-05-27 03:25 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2018-05-26 17:11 (UTC)

Latest Comments

Konzertheld commented on 2021-04-14 19:38 (UTC)

On a simple run, I get munmap_chunk(): invalid pointer which seems to be related to the same message with free() noted below. Still no activity on the original repo, so does not look too good. :(

jpwhiting commented on 2020-05-06 01:00 (UTC)

that patch worked fine here @morpheusthewhite. I'd still like to see this package move to building from source instead of from ubuntu .deb files. but it's a step forward imo.

morpheusthewhite commented on 2020-03-17 11:17 (UTC)

Hi, I created a patch for updating the package to version 10 and adding support for armv7h architecture (I also replaced the url to support it)

You can find the patch here

jpwhiting commented on 2019-08-23 17:14 (UTC)

Why not build from source using the pico2wave in the debian package patches here: instead of using the .deb packages directly?

Iiridayn commented on 2019-04-05 21:19 (UTC) (edited on 2019-04-05 23:00 (UTC) by Iiridayn) now improved. Apparently I deleted my prior comment. Well - repo has relevant documentation. Kk, created pico-tts repo - let me know if that solved your problem as it did mine (popping at end of audio, caused by the crash).

epitron commented on 2018-09-27 04:55 (UTC) (edited on 2018-09-27 04:56 (UTC) by epitron)

rien333: Thanks for noticing the issue. I'm getting it as well, but the error is happening after the .wav has been written, so it doesn't actually impact the program's functionality.

I don't think I can do much about this issue, since there's only ever been a binary version of svox/libpicotts available (through the ubuntu package repositories). Plus, it's 5 years old, which suggests that its development has been abandoned.

The road to fixing this bug will be rocky. :)

rien333 commented on 2018-09-26 12:03 (UTC) (edited on 2018-09-26 12:03 (UTC) by rien333)

Running this gives me:

$ pico2wave -w lookdave.wav "Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this." free(): invalid pointer Aborted (core dumped)

moham_96 commented on 2018-05-26 13:31 (UTC)

This package should be in the official repo, it's the only TTS engine that generates very convincing human voice.

user51 commented on 2018-01-25 16:02 (UTC) (edited on 2018-01-25 16:13 (UTC) by user51)


i made a patch for the PKGBUILD to include the devel headers from libttspico-dev. They are needed to build speech-dispatcher-git with pico support. It allows to use picotts for Firefox narrate mode instead of crappy espeak.