[sane-devel] How to download files for Artec e+48u scanner?
Fri, 19 Dec 2003 20:41:38 +1300
On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 04:14, Bjoern Brill wrote:
> Sorry, had to resend this, used a wrong From: address first time.
> > Is there anywhere I can download just the e+48u libsane and conf files
> > from? Where (in a Debian system) should those files go?
> I doubt that dropping newer .so files into an old installation would
> work. Look at http://www.apt-get.org/ for a newer libsane package
> compiled for woody. Adrian Bunk's excellent backports collection should
> have one. libsane is about 2 megabyte, so it's not that huge. Maybe you
> need a newer libusb package as well, but try with the one you have first.
Many thanks for the detailed advice. Apologies for the long delay in
acknoleding it, I was fiddling around tryong to get things to work. However,
I seem to be going backwards. :(
I downloaded libsane_1.0.12-4.bunk_i386.deb from www.apt-get.org (or from the
link it pointed to).
Tried to install it using Kpackage (which invoked dpkg -i ...) I got an
error message of unmet dependencies - gphoto2 and libieee1284-3.
I could try downloading those but I'm afraid of ending up in a cascade of
dependencies. I'd assumed Adrian Bunk's packages should be compatible with
what's already in Woody.
I see that my /etc/sane.d/ directory now contains *.conf.dpkg-new
equivalents of all the original *.conf files, plus one for the
However, sane-find-scanner (which worked OK when I previously tried it) seems
to have completely disappeared. I get 'command not found'. I can't find
it anywhere in my system.
This is frustrating.
I just did apt-get -f install which removed sane, xsane and libsane.
Then I did apt-get install sane and apt-get install xsane (off the Woody
CD's) which put sane 1.0.7 back and now sane-find-scanner works. Which
is where I was at before...
I think I may just upgrade to Sarge (which should be due for release any day
now) and hope that includes the Artec 48u backend.