saytime - speaks the current time through your sound card

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name saytime
Package version 1.0
Package release 27
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 243 B
Download size 142.78 KB
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Say the current time through your sound card.  Requires you have a
sound output device available.


Package Version Architecture Repository
saytime_1.0-27_amd64.deb 1.0 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
saytime - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libsox-fmt-alsa -
libsox-fmt-oss -
oss-compat -
sox >= 12.17.9


Type URL
Binary Package saytime_1.0-27_i386.deb
Source Package saytime

Install Howto

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




2016-02-04 - Holger Levsen <>
saytime (1.0-27) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump Standards Version to 3.9.7, no changes needed.
* Change Vcs-Browser: URL from /gitweb to git/ in debian/control.
2014-08-02 - Holger Levsen <>
saytime (1.0-26) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix Vcs-Browser: URL in debian/control. 
* Bump Standards Version to 3.9.5, no changes needed.
2013-05-15 - Holger Levsen <>
saytime (1.0-25) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump Standards Version to 3.9.4, no changes needed.
* debian/rules:
- switch to debhelper 9 style, simplefy everything.
- drop debian/patches/101-587124-fix-Makefile.patch and
debian/patches/102-Use-CFLAGS-when-building-saytime.patch as the 
upstream Makefile is not used anymore.
2012-03-19 - Holger Levsen <>
saytime (1.0-24) unstable; urgency=low
* Patches thanks to Rob Browning:
* Add alsa support: allow selection of output type via '-t' and 
update manpage. (Closes: #446519)
* saytime.c: check for unhandled arguments.
* Makefile: use CFLAGS when building saytime.
* debian/control: add libsox-fmt-alsa as an alternate dependency.
* Bump Standards Version to 3.9.3, no changes needed.
* Update debian/copyright, mention new maintainer and git.
2011-12-19 - Holger Levsen <>
saytime (1.0-23) unstable; urgency=low
* Add debian/patches/100-debian-saytime-1.0-21.patch to include lots of
changes to saytime.c since 2002. Unfortunatly those changes were made as
direct modifications to the file, without using debian/patches, so when I
did my 1.0-22 upload in 2010, those changes got lost. 
* Fix "looks in /users/mag/games/sounds/audio/": set the correct directory
in Makefile (Closes: #587124) - thanks to Gregor Herrmann for the patch.
* saytime.1: 
- mention default format string. (Closes: #330414) 
- explain that the volume level switch is actually a volume factor switch.
(Closes: #321522)
* debian/control: 
- update Vcs-Headers as saytime is now maintained in git using 
collab-maint on Alioth.
- add quilt to build-depends.
- bump Standards Version to 3.9.2, no changes needed.
* debian/rules: 
- use quilt.
- add build-arch and build-indep targets, thanks lintian.
- use dh_prep instead dh_clean -k, thanks lintian.
* Set debian/source/format to 3.0 (quilt). 
* debian/compat: set to 8. 
* debian/saytime.prerm: Add debhelper token, thanks lintian. 
2010-06-13 - Holger Levsen <>
saytime (1.0-22) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #554253).
* Include changes from previous NMU.
* Bump Standards Version to 3.8.4, no changes needed.
* Maintain the packaging in VCS on alioth using the collab-maint repository
and add approriate Vcs headers to debian/control.
* Depend on debhelper, set debian/compat to 5.
* debian/rules: replace lots of custom code with appropriate debhelper
* Set debian/source/format to 1.0.
2009-10-28 - Barry deFreese <>
saytime (1.0-21.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Add depends on libsox-fmt-oss and osscompat. (Closes: #517853).
* Bump Standards Version to 3.8.3.
2008-02-04 - Oohara Yuuma <>
saytime (1.0-21) unstable; urgency=low
* saytime.c: use the -r option when calling sox (thanks to
David C Dawson <> for the patch)
* debian/control: relaxed the versioned dependency on sox so that you can
use any version of sox with the support of the -q option (thanks to
David C Dawson <> for advice)
* debian/rules: call "make clean" without a leading minus sign
2006-11-06 - Oohara Yuuma <>
saytime (1.0-20) unstable; urgency=low
* saytime.c: call sox with -q option to suppress text output (thanks to
David C Dawson <> for the patch)
* debian/control: updated the versioned dependency on sox because -q of
sox is a new options and is invalid if your sox is the sarge version

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