[sane-devel] Re: Debian confusion

PaulR.Cormier PaulR.Cormier
Sun, 31 Oct 2004 12:36:19 -0500

You're welcome.
I checked the Readme file that comes with the sane package in question.  I was surprised that it did not specify a version requirement for GCC.
Versions 2.95.4 and 3.0.4 have worked with Lindows/Linspire, and versions 3.2 and 3.3 may work.
You will also want to check the Readme file for other requirements.
The debian web site will also have instructions on how to use their package tools.  Using those will help to check for other dependencies that need to be addressed.  One note of caution:  Linspire is not yet working at the same release level as debian, so avoid updating things that are not necessary to your goals (or join Linspire's Click-n-Run library program - works fairly well, but up to date releases are not always available).

Best regards,

Paul R. Cormier

On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 10:08:36 -0500
"Bensel" <whitemanor@netzero.net> wrote:

> Thanks for your help.
> We went to debian.org and are confused with all the gcc packages.  Can you give us any guidelines to help sort out which package we should download to get a working compiler on our system?
> Thank you very much.
> Howard
> On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 09:26:12 -0400
> "Bensel" <whitemanor@netzero.net> wrote:
> > We are trying to get a Memorex MEM 48u scanner working with Linspire 4.5.393.  It is suppose to work with the artec_eplus48u backend so we downloaded sane-backends-1.0.14.  When we run ./configure, we get the error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH.  We understand the ANSI C Compiler: GNU C (gcc) is recommended.  Could someone advise how we should proceed from here.  Thanks for your advice and help.
> > 
> If you have access to Linspire's Click-N-Run library, you can get the compilers and other tools there.
> If not, you might try using the Debian Package tools (Linspire is based on the Debian distribution).
> -- 
> Best regards,
> Paul R. Cormier
> prcormier@adelphia.net