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Bug 622166 - app-accessibility/emacspeak-39.0-r2 and app-accessibility/espeak-1.47.11-r1 do not work with app-editors/emacs-25.2
Summary: app-accessibility/emacspeak-39.0-r2 and app-accessibility/espeak-1.47.11-r1 d...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Accessibility Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-06-18 19:18 UTC by Didier Colle
Modified: 2017-06-20 21:14 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

output --debug-init in emacs-25.2 (file backtrace.emacs-25.2) and output emerge --info (file (bugattach.tar.gz,5.42 KB, application/gzip)
2017-06-18 19:18 UTC, Didier Colle
build.log, output of emerge --info and emerge -pqv for failure emerge emacspeak-9999 (emacspeak-9999.tar.gz,8.15 KB, application/gzip)
2017-06-20 21:09 UTC, Didier Colle

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Description Didier Colle 2017-06-18 19:18:00 UTC
Created attachment 477184 [details]
output --debug-init  in emacs-25.2 (file backtrace.emacs-25.2) and output emerge --info (file

Recently upgraded emacs to version 25.2.
No issues during upgrade.

Loading emacspeak in .emacs file fails in emacs-25.2 (see attached --debug-init output); re-installing emacs-24.5-r3 and starting that emaccs works perfectly.
Opening emacs-25.2 without running .emacs file (-q option) makes that espeak is rendered broken (issue is not present with emacs-24.5-r3), cfr. following actions:
* Rebooting (vbox-vm on win10)
* $ espeak "hello" (the word is spoken and command returns)
* $ emacs -q (and then C-x C-c to quit)
* $ espeak "hello" --> nothing is spoken and command hangs/does not return.

emacspeak: 39.0-r2
emacspeak-ss: 1.9.1
espeak: 1.47.11-r1

USE-flags for these packages:
dcolle@localhost ~ $ equery u emacs emacspeak emacspeak-ss espeak
[ Legend : U - final flag setting for installation]
[        : I - package is installed with flag     ]
[ Colors : set, unset                             ]
 * Found these USE flags for app-editors/emacs-25.2:
 U I
 + + X                   : Add support for X11
 - - Xaw3d               : Add support for the 3d athena widget set
 + + acl                 : Add support for Access Control Lists
 + + alsa                : Add support for media-libs/alsa-lib (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)
 - - athena              : Enable the MIT Athena widget set (x11-libs/libXaw)
 + + dbus                : Enable dbus support for anything that needs it (gpsd, gnomemeeting, etc)
 - - dynamic-loading     : Enable loading of dynamic libraries at runtime
 - - games               : Support shared score files for games
 - - gconf               : Use gnome-base/gconf to read the system font name
 - - gfile               : Use gfile (dev-libs/glib) for file notification
 + + gif                 : Add GIF image support
 + + gpm                 : Add support for sys-libs/gpm (Console-based mouse driver)
 - - gsettings           : Use gsettings (dev-libs/glib) to read the system font name
 + + gtk                 : Add support for x11-libs/gtk+ (The GIMP Toolkit)
 + + gtk3                : Prefer version 3 of the GIMP Toolkit to version 2 (x11-libs/gtk+)
 - - gzip-el             : Compress bundled Emacs Lisp source
 - - hesiod              : Enable support for net-dns/hesiod
 - - imagemagick         : Use media-gfx/imagemagick for image processing
 + + inotify             : Enable inotify filesystem monitoring support
 + + jpeg                : Add JPEG image support
 - - kerberos            : Add kerberos support
 - - libxml2             : Use dev-libs/libxml2 to parse XML instead of the internal Lisp implementations
 - - livecd              : !!internal use only!! DO NOT SET THIS FLAG YOURSELF!, used during livecd building
 - - m17n-lib            : Enable m17n-lib support
 - - motif               : Add support for the Motif toolkit
 - - pax_kernel          : Enable building under a PaX enabled kernel
 + + png                 : Add support for libpng (PNG images)
 - - sound               : Enable sound support
 - - source              : Install C source files and make them available for find-function
 + + ssl                 : Add support for Secure Socket Layer connections
 + + svg                 : Add support for SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
 + + tiff                : Add support for the TIFF image format
 - - toolkit-scroll-bars : Use the selected toolkit's scrollbars in preference to Emacs' own scrollbars
 - - wide-int            : Prefer wide Emacs integers (typically 62-bit). This option has an effect only on architectures where "long" and "long long" types have different size.
 - - xft                 : Build with support for XFT font renderer (x11-libs/libXft)
 + + xpm                 : Add support for XPM graphics format
 + + zlib                : Add support for zlib (de)compression

 * Found these USE flags for app-accessibility/emacspeak-39.0-r2:
 U I
 + + espeak : Adds support for the espeak tts engine

!!! No USE flags found for app-accessibility/emacspeak-ss-1.9.1

 * Found these USE flags for app-accessibility/espeak-1.47.11-r1:
 U I
 - - portaudio  : Add support for the crossplatform portaudio audio API
 + + pulseaudio : Add support for PulseAudio sound server

output of emerge --info also attached.
Comment 1 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2017-06-20 08:07:06 UTC
- Have you recompiled emacspeak after upgrading emacs (e.g., using emacs-updater)?
- Does the live version (emacspeak-9999) work?
Comment 2 Didier Colle 2017-06-20 21:09:03 UTC
Created attachment 477494 [details]
build.log, output of emerge --info and emerge -pqv for failure emerge emacspeak-9999
Comment 3 Didier Colle 2017-06-20 21:14:10 UTC
No, I did not.

Emerging emacs-updater was OK.
Running emacs-updater failed first time due to problems in remerging emacs-w3m; after unmerging emacs-w3m emacs-updater succeeded.

opening emacs-25.2 still results in the same error while loading emacspeak.
After unmerging emacspeak-39.0-r2, merging emacspeak-9999 failed with following error:
/usr/bin/install: cannot stat 'etc/FAQ': No such file or directory
!!! dodoc: etc/FAQ does not exist

full build.log, emerge --info and emerge -pqv follows in attachment emacspeak-9999.tar.gz