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Bug#801670: speech-dispatcher: Hangs and does no longer take speech from Orca until killed

Package: speech-dispatcher
Version: 0.8-7
Severity: important

I am using Orca with Speech-Dispatcher, and just had speech output hung
Restarting Orca and even the complete X11 session did not help.

I had to kill the speech-dispatcher process running under my user
The process looked something like:

/usr/bin/speech-dispatcher --spawn --socket-path
/run/user/1000/speech-dispatcher/speechd.sock --communication-method
unix_socket --port 6560

This process was not automatically cleaned up.

I am not sure what is the culprit here.  Orca or Speech-Dispatcher.
In any case, the rogue process should at least have been killed when the
X11 session was restarted.  This did not happen.

This is actually a rather serious bug for those that only rely on speech
synthesis to access their computer.  It was relatively easy for me as a
braille and speech user, to clean this up by hand.  However, I can
imagine this being a real show stopper if speech is your only means of
output from the computer.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.1.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages speech-dispatcher depends on:
ii  adduser                          3.113+nmu3
ii  libc6                            2.19-22
ii  libdotconf0                      1.3-0.2
ii  libespeak1                       1.48.04+dfsg-1
ii  libflite1                        1.4-release-12
ii  libglib2.0-0                     2.46.0-2
ii  libltdl7                         2.4.2-1.11
ii  libspeechd2                      0.8-7
ii  lsb-base                         9.20150917
ii  speech-dispatcher-audio-plugins  0.8-7

Versions of packages speech-dispatcher recommends:
ii  pulseaudio  7.0-1

Versions of packages speech-dispatcher suggests:
pn  libttspico-utils            <none>
pn  speech-dispatcher-doc-cs    <none>
pn  speech-dispatcher-festival  <none>

-- no debconf information

Mario Lang
Graz University of Technology
IT Services - Computing
Steyrergasse 30/1, 8010 Graz, Austria - Europe
Phone: +43 316 873 6897
Mobile: +43 664 60 873 6897
Email: mlang@tugraz.at

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