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Bug 215189 - request for speakup
Summary: request for speakup
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-03-28 14:10 UTC by William Hubbs
Modified: 2008-04-17 17:35 UTC (History)
0 users

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

kernel-integration-2.6.24-source.patch (kernel-integration-2.6.24-source.patch,898 bytes, text/plain)
2008-03-29 19:45 UTC, William Hubbs

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Description William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2008-03-28 14:10:40 UTC
Hi Daniel,

speakup can now be built as modules outside the kernel tree; however,
the kernel needs to be patched with a minimal patch to enable this option.

The speakup git repository is at
Once you have cloned the repository, the patch that needs to be applied
is in speakup/patches/kernel-integration-2.6.24-source.patch.  The
patch just exports some functions that speakup uses, so as far as I
know, it should not affect any other users.

I haven't tested against version 2.6.25 of the kernel, but I am hearing
comments on the speakup list to the affect that the same patch works
there as well, and that debian has accepted it into 2.6.25 using this

If you would be willing to apply this patch, it would be greatly

Thanks much. :-)
Comment 1 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-29 18:45:02 UTC
Can you attach the patch here? Preferably one that's tested against 2.6.25-rc7, as that's the earliest when we'd add this. Thanks.
Comment 2 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2008-03-29 19:45:26 UTC
Created attachment 147649 [details]

This is the patch which applies to the latest stable gentoo-sources to
allow us to build speakup as modules.

I haven't personally attempted to apply this to 2.6.25-rc7, but I will
update the bug with more information about whether this works once I have it.
Comment 3 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2008-03-29 20:08:55 UTC
I just spoke with Kirk Reiser, the author of speakup, and he is
informing me that he has heard a report that it works with 2.6.25-rc6.

Comment 4 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2008-04-10 00:02:09 UTC

I am running speakup, with the attached patch, successfully with kernel


Comment 5 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2008-04-13 20:25:14 UTC
Hi all,

what is the latest information on this?  Is there any more testing or
anything you need from me?



Comment 6 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-04-17 17:35:43 UTC
I've queued this up for gentoo-sources-2.6.25-r1. Sorry for the delay here, and thanks for your persistence :)
I'm much happier with this smaller patch.