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Re: Do not upgrade espeakup to 1:0.80-5+deb9u2!!

On 11/11/2018 6:05 PM, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Hello,
> The Debian 9.6 upgrade happened yesterday, and the 1:0.80-5+deb9u2
> upgrade became available.
> Unfortunately it seems it is completely screwed up (see Bug#913453), so
> don't upgrade to it :/ I'm really sorry about that.
> In case you already have upgraded, in /lib/systemd/system/espeakup.service,
> add /bin/ to the sh word, i.e. make
>   ExecStart=sh -c 'modprobe speakup_soft && /usr/bin/espeakup -V ${VOICE}'
> become
>   ExecStart=/bin/sh -c 'modprobe speakup_soft && /usr/bin/espeakup -V ${VOICE}'
> Alternatively, you can install the package from
> https://people.debian.org/~sthibault/tmp/stretch-staging/espeakup_0.80-5+deb9u3_amd64.deb
> which I'll push to stretch as soon as people confirm that it properly
> fixes the issue.
> This also means that installing Stretch with a network mirror will
> currently end up with a non-speaking linux console :/
> Now, how did we end up in such a situation.  Apparently I didn't test
> this update well enough.  The issue is that I do not actually use
> accessibility software, so I'm using VMs etc. which is far from ideal,
> and lets me make more harm than good.

You're being to hard on your self.
It's impossible for sited user to test "accessibility"! :)

Why, vms is not an issue here I installed Stretch with Gnome flawlessly
with the option "install with speatch".
Not heavily tested though.

> I guess in the future I'll have to just refrain from making updates of
> such essential accessibility packages unless people do test packages
> that I'll make available in the staging area mentioned above.

Isn't Debian testing for that purpose?

John Doe

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