SUMMARY: audio library

From: Michael Wright
Date: Wed Aug 21 1996 - 08:59:21 CDT

First my original question:
>I'm trying to compile a text to speech program called "speak", and get
>the following errors:
>$ /usr/ccs/bin/make
>cc -o scat scat.o -L. -L/usr/demo/SOUND -lspeak -laudio -lm
>ld: fatal: library -laudio: not found
>ld: fatal: File processing errors. No output written to scat
>*** Error code 1
>make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `scat'
>Does anyone know where I can get the requested audio library?

The solution was to change:


            to: "-L/usr/demo/SOUND/lib"

I still had a problem compiling after this change, and I like to give
special thanks to Casper Dik <casper@holland.Sun.COM>, for his
patience, and for providing the solution which was to add:

                "-lc /usr/ucblib/libucb.a"

to the end of the "LIBS=" line in the Makefile.

Several people asked where they could get the speak program, and the
answer is:

However, even after I compiled it, the program wouldn't run
properly. After all, it was written 6 years ago. So I wrote John
Bazik, since he wrote the program and explained my problem, and this
was his response:

1) it was a hack - it never worked that well to begin with (it concatenates
        prerecorded phonemes to produce speech, an imperfect approach).
2) it was developed under sunos 4.1 and the sun audio device interfaces
        has long since changed. It will not compile as-is.
3) if you did manage to get it compiled and working, you would simply
        type english sentences at it - scat simply reads stdin and
        translates it into sound. The -d option is to point it to
        the prerecorded phonemes - it should come with a complete set.

Finally, I would like to say thanks to all who responded:

Casper Dik <casper@holland.Sun.COM> (Thad Macmillan) (Michael Sullivan) (Christian Masopust) (Robert van der Rijst) (Dirk Boenning)
Bill Reed <>
Torsten Metzner <>

Michael Wright 			UNIX System Administrator
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