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Topic Title: Instructions for Installing Python 3 v of Natlink Aren't Quite Working
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Created On: 05/29/2021 02:46 PM
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Anders
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I'm trying to install the Python 3 version of natlink/Vocola and Caster, and I’m a bit stuck.

I started by using the "installation experimental python3" instructions:

https://qh.antenna.nl/unimacro/installation/installationexperimentalversionpython3.html

Although this didn't work:

git clone ictation-toolbox/natlink.git">git@github.comictation-toolbox/natlink.git Natlink

this did:

git clone https://github.com/dictation-toolbox/natlink.git Natlink

The next instruction says:

Change directory to C:\DT\Natlink\ConfigureNatlink

But the Natlink folder doesn't contain a folder called ConfigureNatlink.

 

Just to be sure I hadn't messed up something, I went to the repo on GitHub, and I didn't see the folder there either.  I also noticed that the README, which had been updated a few days ago used a different approach: pipping from the Test Python Packaging Index. 

 

That worked like a dream.  However, the README says next to do the following:

"This will install the packages in your Python site-packages area. It will also add the following commands, which should be in your path now in your commmand prompt:

natlinkconfigfunctions

natlinkstatus

startnatlinkconfig

Run startnatlinkconfig to configure Natlink."

But when I tried:

startnatlinkconfig

It said:

'startnatlinkconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,

operable program or batch file.

 

So, two questions:

 

1) How do I get startnatlinkconfig to work?

 

2) How do I install Caster?  The instructions on the experimental install page assume that there's a ConfigureNatlink folder, and there isn't.  And the instructions on Caster's README page say you need to use Python 2.7, and to actually install Caster it says:

Install dependencies and set up Natlink by running Caster/Install_Caster_DNS-WSR.bat.

Note: For this to work correctly, Python must be installed to C:/Python27 *

So what do I need to do?

Thanks!

Anders

 

 



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