Dan Miner dminer84 at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 26 03:58:12 UTC 2020

I do not have any experience with these distributions but if they truly have roots in Debian and remain mostly compatible then I believe it is simply a task of using apt (terminal) or something like Synaptic (GUI).  As I am most comfortable with a terminal, here is one of numerous ways to install orca with its dependencies.

Launch a terminal or find a virtual console and when you have a command prompt, type:

	sudo apt install orca

If you get apt not found then use sudo apt-get instead install orca

It should list what will be downloaded and an estimate of size of storage needed and a question if you wish to continue, type y and press ENTER.

Hoping all things are ready for using a screen reader then it may be as simple as rebooting or turning orca on in the GUI.

Sadly, these details vary quite a bit across brands of GUI and distributions.  Hope this helps, and if not quite right then look at the documentation for the system you will be using.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ubuntu-accessibility <ubuntu-accessibility-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com> On Behalf Of Reece O'Bryan
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 3:07 PM
To: ubuntu-accessibility at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Orca?


I’m wanting to install orca on either/and Whonix and TAILS. These are Debian-based and as such only need to download orca and its few dependencies, correct? I need to have instructions as short as possible to have a sighted friend do the install. I think this is what I should do. 

Instead of separately downloading each file and they needed dependency, not that there are many, but would it be possible to add a repository containing orca (Ubuntu) and then just running, “apt install orca”. 

Thank you in advance,

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