[sane-devel] "No: command not found" when building sane-backends

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 19:37:26 UTC 2016

Hmm, sounds like fig2dev is missing on your machine, and we mistakenly
tested for it and let the string 'no' sneak thru when it was not
found. Looks like Olaf worked on this in cc8f99b9


On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 12:50 PM, Tristan Miller
<psychonaut at nothingisreal.com> wrote:
> Greetings.
> I'm trying to build sane-backends cloned from the Git repository.  This
> inevitably fails with the following error:
> Making all in doc
> make[1]: Entering directory '/home/psy/git/sane-backends/doc'
> no -L eps figs/area.fig figs/area.eps
> make[1]: no: Command not found
> Makefile:972: recipe for target 'figs/area.eps' failed
> make[1]: *** [figs/area.eps] Error 127
> make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/psy/git/sane-backends/doc'
> Makefile:542: recipe for target 'all-recursive' failed
> make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> The Sane FAQ at <https://ljm.home.xs4all.nl/SANE-faq.html#36> addresses this
> problem for the case of building Xsane, but not sane-backends.  The suggested
> solution (passing --disable-nls to the configure script) has no effect.
> It seems this problem has been reported elsewhere on the web (e.g., <https://
> lists.debian.org/debian-user/2016/08/msg00484.html> and <http://superuser.com/
> questions/1101439/error-building-sane-backend-on-debian>) but no solutions
> have been posted.  Can anyone help?
> I am using openSUSE 42.1 on an x86-64 system.
> Regards,
> Tristan
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