Hm. I managed to follow most of what you said, though your comments
about different versions of Baselayout are a little confuxing to me. I
didn't know there were different ones.
As for Speakup, I wonder if I can do this before I need to reboot the
newly installed system according to the handbook. Does that Gentoo-sources
kernel need to be the running one before I emerge speakup and all that?
Thanks for your help. It's very much appreciated, and I guess I just need a
little bit more clarification--I remember things being ~-masked before, I'll
have to see what is this time.
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From: "William Hubbs" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] Getting Back into Gentoo with Speakup
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> Hi Zach,
> The way you install speakup depends on how you want to maintain it. If
> you want to maintain speakup yourself and to be able to build it into
> the kernel, you will have to use the speakup git repository and do the
> installation from there, the way you are used to doing it. Also, you
> will need to put a line in /etc/portage/profile/package.provided to tell
> portage not to attempt to emerge the gentoo package for speakup when you
> emerge speechd-up later.
> The "official" way of running speakup on gentoo currently is to run it
> as modules outside the kernel tree. To do this, we have a package.
> Before you install the speakup package, make sure that you have emerged,
> configured, compiled and installed at least gentoo-sources-2.6.25-r1.
> Then just emerge speakup. Once that is done, make sure to set up the
> speakup module you want to load either in
> /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6 or /etc/conf.d/modules depending on
> which version of baselayout you are running.
> You will also need the very latest speech-dispatcher and speechd-up
> packages to have software speech. Just emerge them as usual and add
> them to the default runlevel with rc-update.
> Let me know if you have any questions.
> - --
> William Hubbs
> gentoo accessibility team lead
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