Festival packages on Fedora are Broken
Some work has taken place in the upstream tar-balls to upgrade to make the code work with the newer
gcc, but this doesn't seem to have made it into the RPMs yet.
root you just need :
dnf install ncurses-devel
And then as a user on the command line:
mkdir festival-local cd festival-local # This is where we'll build festival locally
Download the source(s) and a suitable voice
# https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1457878 # http://festvox.org/packed/festival/2.5/ wget http://festvox.org/packed/festival/2.5/speech_tools-2.5.0-release.tar.gz wget http://festvox.org/packed/festival/2.5/festival-2.5.0-release.tar.gz wget http://festvox.org/packed/festival/2.5/festlex_CMU.tar.gz wget http://www.festvox.org/packed/festival/2.4/festlex_POSLEX.tar.gz #wget http://festvox.org/packed/festival/2.5/voices/festvox_cmu_us_clb_cg.tar.gz # Not found by default_voices.sh wget http://festvox.org/packed/festival/2.5/voices/festvox_cmu_us_slt_cg.tar.gz
Actually, 'nina' would be a better voice, but download is difficult to find...
tar -xzf speech_tools*.tar.gz tar -xzf festival*.tar.gz tar -xzf festlex_CMU.tar.gz tar -xzf festlex_POSLEX.tar.gz tar -xzf festvox_cmu_us_slt_cg.tar.gz
cd speech_tools ./configure gmake cd ..
cd festival ./configure gmake cd ..
festival on command line
cd festival/bin # Try the simplest invocation (to audio output) echo "This is a test" | ./festival --tts # Needs /dev/dsp => FAIL # Send instead to a local WAV file : WORKS!! echo "This is a test" | ./text2wave -o test.wav # Output is a mono WAV at 16KHz
festival system-wide (?)
It wasn't necessary to install
speech_tools system-wide in order to get the TTS functionality required.