[sane-devel] Need help with Canon scanner
alan at his.com
Thu Aug 20 19:10:00 UTC 2015
On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 05:52:18PM +0200, Jeffrey Ratcliffe wrote:
> On 20 August 2015 at 16:23, Alan McConnell <alan at his.com> wrote:
> > But this gives me error messages, letting me know that
> > the install was not successful.
> What are the error messages?
Here they are:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libsane:i386:
libsane:i386 depends on libsane-common (= 1.0.24-8); however:
Version of libsane-common on system is 1.0.22-7.4.
libsane:i386 depends on libc6 (>= 2.15); however:
Version of libc6:i386 on system is 2.13-38+deb7u8.
libsane:i386 depends on libexif12 (>= 0.6.21-1~); however:
Version of libexif12:i386 on system is 0.6.20-3.
libsane:i386 depends on libgphoto2-6 (>= 2.5.2); however:
Package libgphoto2-6 is not installed.
libsane:i386 depends on libgphoto2-port10 (>= 2.5.2); however:
Package libgphoto2-port10 is not installed.
libsane:i386 depends on libjpeg62-turbo (>= 1.3.1); however:
Package libjpeg62-turbo is not installed.
libsane:i386 depends on libtiff5 (>= 4.0.3); however:
Package libtiff5 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing libsane:i386 (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
You can see that I am playing right into dependency hell!
> > So, alas, I need further assistance. Is there a way
> > of removing _all_ sane stuff from my computer and
> > then downloading from sane-project.org a bunch of the
> > latest packages? This seems cumbersome, but what I
> > am doing is not successful.
> The sane project does not distribute binaries. Before you give up on
> the binaries from Debian, let us see what the problem was.
I have been told by several authoritative voices that
the problem was a too old libsane. I attempted to correct
this with a download of a more up-to-date libsane, with
the results as above.
Thanks for your message, and suggestions. I hope for more, as I'd
really like to be able to scan. So far, the actual Canon MF4770n
seems like a very well-built piece of equipment. As mentioned,
it prints fine, and it also copies well; of course the copying
is done by pressing buttons on the Canon and doesn't involve
my computer at all.
TIA for further help and suggestions.
Alan McConnell : http://globaltap.com/~alan/
"St Francis! preaching to the birds! if he had really
wanted to save birds, he'd have preached to the cats."
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