[sane-devel] Re: iscan, kernel 2.6.5 & Gimp 2* ?

Olaf Meeuwissen olaf@epkowa.co.jp
Tue, 17 Aug 2004 09:51:32 +0900

Adam Bogacki <afb@paradise.net.nz> writes:

Hi Adam,

Sorry for the belated reply.  We had a company summer break all of

> Hi, I just thought I'd mention that apart from apparently needing
> 'libesmod.so.1, I'm using kernel 2.6.5 and running Gimp 2.* ... I
> noticed something somewhere that it might be a problem for iscan to
> run with this combination.

iscan does not work with GIMP 2.* yet, but kernel 2.6.5 should be OK.
Using 2.6.7 myself.

> Are there any other options for getting a scanner working with 2.6.5
> & Gimp 2 ?

Install iscan and use the xsane plugin for the GIMP.  IIRC, it works
fine with GIMP 2.*.  Note that xsane ought to work with the epkowa
backend from iscan.

> What pkg does 'libesdmod.so.1' come in ?

iscan-1.10.0-3.i386.rpm, iscan-1.10.0-3.tar.gz :-)

It's called libesmod.so and when doing a `make install` it should end
up in $(libdir)/libesmod.so.1.1.0 with libesmod.so and libesmod.so.1
symlinks in $(libdir) pointing to it.
# $(libdir) is probably /usr/local/lib/ in your case.
BTW, it's in the non-free/ directory.


> Adam Bogacki.
> Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:
>           Adam Bogacki <afb@paradise.net.nz> writes:
>                     Thanks Olaf, but see below. I'm running unstable.
>      Me, I'm running testing (upgraded just about daily ;-).
>                                         Tux:~# apt-get install libpng-dev
> [snip]
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   libpng-dev: Depends: libpng3 (= 1.2.1-1.1.woody.7) but
> is to be installed
> E: Broken packages
> Tux:~#
>      Sorry about that.  I made a mental note to check which libpng-dev you
> would need but forgot to do so.
> The thing is that libpng versioning is/was a bit of a mess upstream
> and that reflected in the Debian packages.  The libpng-dev package is
> provided by several packages, including libpng10-dev and libpng12-dev,
> perhaps there is/was even a libpng2-dev and libpng3-dev.  :-(
>>From the looks of the debian/pool/ is seems that:
>   libpng10-dev == libpng2-dev
>   libpng12-dev == libpng3-dev
> I'm using libpng12-dev.  You're running unstable, so should probably
> be fine using the same.
> BTW, if you want to use iscan as a GIMP plugin, make sure you have
> gdk-imlib1-dev installed and for libusb (required with USB scanners
> for kernels >= 2.6.3) make sure you have a version more recent than
> 0.1.6.  libusb-dev from testing is fine, so your version from unstable
> should be to.
> HTH,
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