[sane-devel] Need Help getting Canon ImageClass MF244dw working

Curtis Graham jcg.computertech at gmail.com
Tue Aug 8 20:04:20 UTC 2017


I really appreciate that you took the time to see if 1.0.27 was in testing.
I don't know where to look for that.

Ok so that leaves learning how to build this myself. (I am not going back
to Ubuntu) Just to let you know why..I have started a new YouTube channel
and the video work I am doing is in Kdenlive. Which is horribly unstable in
Ubuntu. I looked around and found that Debian is known for being extremely
Stable and that is what I decided (knowing full well that I would have to
get better with Linux) and dove in with both feet.

So I found this and it looks like it was written Today. Does this look like
it will point me in the right direction? And do I need to do just the
backends or both back and front ends? I don't know if that is just
installing the frontend GUI programs or does that tie the frontends to the
backends somehow...scratching head...


Thank You


On Tue, Aug 8, 2017, 12:47 PM Dave Platt <dplatt at radagast.org> wrote:

> Jeff <jffry_at_posteo.net> wrote:
> > Sure. sane-backends 1.0.27 is in Debian unstable and testing.
> Is it?  The Debian package pages seem to show only various cuts
> of a 1.0.25 version in the testing and unstable distributions
> at this time.  As far as I can tell, there hasn't yet been an
> effort to pick up 1.0.27 for Debian.  Unless Debian has done
> something horrid with version numbers (picking up 1.0.27 and
> still calling it 1.0.25-something-or-other) I don't think that
> it's there yet.
> Unfortunately, this may leave Curtis with only two choices:
> go back to Ubuntu, or struggle through the blood, sweat, toil,
> and tears of learning how to actually build the sane-backends code
> from source.
> Curtis wrote:
> > If you have a great source for a walk through so I can learn how
> > to build this specifically for libsane and Debian, I would definitely
> > give it a try, but I have found that if I don't have a good resource
> > to fall back on, it is probably a bad idea for me to try, I tend to
> > break things, lol.
> So do we all, at first.  "Experience gained is directly proportional to
> equipment destroyed" (or "smoke released" or "glassware broken" or
> "days in the clinic getting the fumes washed out of our lungs" or
> like that).  :-)
> All I can offer is what's up on the developer-information pages at
> the sane-project.org web site.  That's where I started when I needed to
> fix a few broken things in the Avision back-end last year.
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