[sane-devel] canon dr-2580c invalid argument

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Fri May 9 09:19:32 UTC 2014


On May 8 12:15 gobo wrote (excerpt):
> this is under SLED 11 sp3.  they tend to be behind.  i'll have to see
> if they have anything newer.
> On 5/8/14, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Suggestions- yes. sane-backends 1.0.20 is positively ancient. upgrade.

It depends on who "they" is ;-)

If "they" is the official SUSE Enterprise Customer Support,
then "they" do not have a newer sane-backends RPM package.

If "they" is openSUSE, then I provide in my openSUSE home project
sane-backends-1.0.22 RPM packages built for "SLE_11_SP3"
(i.e.  SLES 11 SP3 and SLED 11 SP3) for 32-bit i586
and 64-bit x86_64 architecture.

Why no current sane-backends-1.0.24 for SLE11?
Because it does no longer build (with reasonable effort for me)
in the "positively ancient" SLE11 environment.

For direct RPM download go to

Before you install such RPM packages, carefully read
Home Project of Johannes Meixner

This is my personal playground where
packages could be severely incompatible
with official openSUSE packages.

Do not somehow add the whole "home:jsmeix"
repository to be used by your package
installer (e.g. via YaST).
Using the whole "home:jsmeix" repository
could be a perfect way to mess up your
Instead only download the packages
of your particular interest which match
your excat system from the appropriate
sub-directory in
and install them manually
(e.g. using plain "rpm").
If you are unexperienced with manual
installation, do not install any package
from "home:jsmeix".

Packages in the "home:jsmeix" project might
neither be in usable state nor fit into
currently installed systems.
Have this in mind if you think about to
install packages from "home:jsmeix" into
your currently running system.
Do not use "Factory" if your system is
not "Factory".
Use the matching packages for your
particular system.
The packages in the "home:jsmeix" project
are only for testing, without any guarantee
or warranty, and without any support.
As an extreme example, this means if your
complete computer center crashes because
of those packages, it is only your problem.
On the other hand this does not mean that
all those packages are known to be terrible
broken (but some of those packages could
be really broken) and none of those packages
are thoroughly tested so that any unexpected
issue can happen.

Personally - without any guarantee or warranty - I assume
sane-backends-1.0.22 from the "home:jsmeix" project should
"just work" for SLE 11 SP3 - but I have not verified it.

When you have a support contract with our official SUSE Enterprise
Customer Support, then check with them whether or not installing
sane-backends-1.0.22 from the "home:jsmeix" project might
somehow invalidate your support contract.

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH -- Maxfeldstrasse 5 -- 90409 Nuernberg -- Germany
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