Festival 1.9.6_1 Port Successfully Running on FreeBSD 7.x - 8.x??

Diego Montalvo dmontalvo at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 06:04:36 UTC 2010

Update...  Frustrated by unknown errors in what seemed initially a
successful port install and hours searching for fixes decided to
"pkg_deinstalled" festival 1.9.6_1 and all dependencies.

After rebooting decided to download the latest version of
festival-2.0.95-beta.tar.gz located at http://festvox.org/festival/ .
After reading instructions and disabling certain sound device support,
compiled required Festival files with gmake also installed "voices,
lexicons & dicts"

After a few gmake tests, decided to test out "text2wave hello.txt -o
hello.wav"  to my freaking suprise it works like a charm!  Have not
tested any speech stuff, since all I need is "text2wave" to work
properly.  Totally stoked latest Festival  2.0.95 (Circa 2010) working
on FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE


On 7 August 2010 09:52, Diego Montalvo <dmontalvo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Howdy!
> Have installed festival 1.9.6_1 from the ports and everything seemed
> to install correctly but for the life of me can not get jack working
> on festival.   "can't find NAS server", get "SIOD Error" when running
> "text2wave" etc....  All I want to do is have text2wave convert text
> to an audio file, need no other functionality.   Has anyone
> successfully installed 1.9.6_1 on FreeBSD and have it working properly
> especially the "text2wave" script.
> Thanks,
> Diego

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