espeakup - Connector between speakup kernel modules and espeak

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename espeakup_0.80-5+deb9u3_i386.deb
Package name espeakup
Package version 0.80
Package release 5+deb9u3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category accessibility::speech admin interface::daemon role::program
License -
Maintainer Debian Accessibility Team <>
Download size 36.35 KB
Installed size 78.00 KB
Espeakup is a daemon that connects speakup kernel modules to the espeak
software speech synthesizer through the /dev/softsynth device.


Package Version Architecture Repository
espeakup_0.80-5+deb9u3_amd64.deb 0.80 amd64 Debian Main
espeakup - - -


Name Value
espeak -
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
libc6 >= 2.15
libespeak-ng1 -
lsb-base >= 3.0-6


Type URL
Binary Package espeakup_0.80-5+deb9u3_i386.deb
Source Package espeakup

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install espeakup deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install espeakup




2018-11-11 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeakup (1:0.80-5+deb9u3) stretch; urgency=high
* debian/espeakup.service: Fix compatibility with older versions of systemd
(Closes: Bug#913453). Also fix starting with empty voice language.
2018-11-02 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeakup (1:0.80-5+deb9u2) stretch; urgency=medium
* debian/espeakup.service: Automatically load speakup_soft on daemon
2017-12-17 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeakup (1:0.80-5+deb9u1) stretch; urgency=medium
* debian/espeakup-udeb.start: Fix case where card 0 does not have an id or
where cards have non-contiguous indexes. Also make sure we load the
english language by default.
* debian/espeakup-udeb.finish-install: Use card id in installed system
to avoid issues with card detection ordering.
2017-01-24 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeakup (1:0.80-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use canonical anonscm vcs URL.
2016-11-28 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeakup (1:0.80-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* espeakup-udeb:
- Avoid issues with sound board names containing spaces.
- Fix races with starting espeakup.
2016-11-10 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeakup (1:0.80-2) unstable; urgency=medium
Switch to espeak-ng (Closes: #833658)
* control: Replace libespeak-dev, libportaudio19-dev, libjack-dev with
libespeak-ng-libespeak-dev and libpcaudio-dev.
* rules: Define symbol create_pulseaudio_object to create_alsa_object so that
we don't need to link espeakup-udeb with pulseaudio.
* control: Make espeakup depend on lsb-base (>= 3.0-6) for
2016-08-11 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeakup (1:0.80-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- docs: Remove ToDo.
- patches/{keystrokes,pidfile,voice,daemon}: Remove, merged upstream.
- rules: Set PREFIX to /usr.
2016-07-21 - Samuel Thibault <>
espeakup (1:0.71-28) unstable; urgency=medium
* control: Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8 (no change)
* patches/daemon: Replace daemon() call with proper daemonizing code
(Closes: #775131)
* espeakup.defaults: Do not export ALSA_CARD variable, this is not accepted by
systemd (and it exports it already anyway).
* espeakup.postinst: Drop "export" from defaults file on upgrade accordingly.
* espeakup.init: Export ALSA_CARD variable. Drop STARTTIME.
2016-07-03 - Christian Hofstaedtler <>
espeakup (1:0.71-27.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Install espeakup.service. (Closes: #796608)
2016-05-19 - Cyril Brulebois <>
espeakup (1:0.71-27) unstable; urgency=high
[ Samuel Thibault ]
* Drop libnss-files-udeb dependency (Closes: #819684)
* espeakup-udeb.postinst: Only preseed installing MATE desktop by default when
espeakup is really running.
[ Cyril Brulebois ]
* Bump urgency to high for the upcoming D-I Stretch Alpha 6 release.

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