[sane-devel] Fix PPA build (was Re: sane-backends release 1.0.26 schedule)

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Mon May 8 10:05:16 UTC 2017

Hello All,

My Ubuntu ppa (ppa:rolfbensch/sane-git
<https://launchpad.net/%7Erolfbensch/+archive/ubuntu/sane-git>) is
working again. It distributes pre-built packages for all supported
Ubuntu distributions (amd64, i386 and armhf architectures).

I changed the package names to fit the packages version convention a
little bit more. I hope that this helps to change the package names
provided from Ubuntu.

If you are already using my ppa, you must use the "Force Version"
function of your package manager once to get the updates.

Please report if you may have any problems.

Hope this helps.


Am 07.05.2017 um 13:15 schrieb Rolf Bensch:
> Hi,
> @Olaf: Thanks for your patch. It's working with the ppa.
> Please have a look at the attached patches. Maybe there are additional
> fixes for SANE (fix_avahi_error_paths.patch) or there are needful
> additional options for configure possible or just keep them inside the ppa?
> Many thanks for your help.
> Cheers,
> Rolf
> Am 06.05.2017 um 14:00 schrieb Olaf Meeuwissen:
>> Hi Rolf,
>> Rolf Bensch writes:
>>> Hi Olaf,
>>> I tried to build a recent version for zesty some weeks ago with my test
>>> ppa: https://launchpad.net/~rolfbensch/+archive/ubuntu/sane-test/+packages .
>> Thanks for the link!  Now I can see the build failures.
>> BTW, it looks like the build does not apply the debian/patches/.  Don't
>> know if that's intentional or not.
>>> I'll try to investigate this issue next week. If you can provide a patch
>>> before, I can merge it into the build system very quickly.
>> See the attached.
>>  - debian/rules: modified a few configure flags and added one for the
>>    API spec (BTW, 6ffeb909 fixed a brain fart for that option)
>>  - debian/control: add transfig as a build dependency for the spec (BTW,
>>    we do PDF now too but that requires pdflatex and gs as well)
>>  - debian/patches/multiarch_dll_searc_path.patch: adjust to upstream
>>    changes
>> Note that this only aims to fix the xenial build but the other builds
>> should be mostly identical if not exactly.
>> I've checked
>>   debian/rules binary
>>   dpkg-buildpackage -b
>> and both complete without a hitch, on xenial (in a Docker container).
>> Hope this helps,
>> --
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