[sane-devel] Cannot get hp scanjet 8200 working

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sun Nov 27 07:25:35 UTC 2016

Hi Wolf,

Wolf Drechsel writes:

> Allright, tried to follow this instruction set:
> https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/SANE/Kompilieren/
> Works nicely, but in the end at "make" I get:
>> kpathsea: Running mktexmf ptmr7t
>> ! I can't find file `ptmr7t'.
>> <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ptmr7t
>> Please type another input file name
>> ! Emergency stop.
>> <*> ...:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input ptmr7t
>> Transcript written on mfput.log.
>> grep: ptmr7t.log: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
>> mktextfm: `mf-nowin -progname=mf \mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode;
>> input ptmr7t' failed to make ptmr7t.tfm.
>> kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
>> Makefile:965: die Regel für Ziel „sane.ind“ scheiterte
>> make[1]: *** [sane.ind] Fehler 1
>> make[1]: Verzeichnis „/home/wd/src/sane-backends/doc“ wird verlassen
>> Makefile:542: die Regel für Ziel „all-recursive“ scheiterte
>> make: *** [all-recursive] Fehler 1

That's where the build is converting the SANE API specification to
PostScript and/or PDF.  It's bombing because it cannot find the desired
font files.

If you just want to use your scanner (as opposed to writing a SANE
backend or frontend), you don't need the spec.

> Found the google hit to install texlive-latex-base - but my system says
> it's already installed.
> So what now?

You have two options:

 1) run ./configure --without-api-spec
 2) install the texlive-fonts-recommended package (and maybe other
    texlive-fonts-* packages)

If I were you, I'd go with 1).

Hope this helps,
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