[sane-devel] Question about Distributing via Flatpak

Jörn-Ingo Weigert jiweigert at gmail.com
Sun Dec 1 17:37:10 GMT 2019

Yes, having flatpack install on your system, which bring basically just
another Linux system for the application you only want, is just waste of
space, memory and would be another hurdle to support... I could be that it
would not have the effect you may hope, because in your case, the problem
is in the USB3 driver of the Linux Kernel...

But what you could try out is, that you use the tool "alien" (install it
with yast in case) and use the Debian repository of Rolf Bensch (
https://launchpad.net/~rolfbensch/) , who provide the latest SANE builds as
Debian packages for your scanner

Convert it with alien from .deb to RPM ... and try to install them.

I don't know if this will work, but it is worth a try..

Kind regards,

I. Weigert

Ulf Zibis <Ulf.Zibis at gmx.de> schrieb am So., 1. Dez. 2019, 17:49:

> Am 01.12.19 um 15:39 schrieb Wismerhill:
> So I looked if a Flattpak is available to avoid to handle with the
> compiling Stuff.
> I wan´t to ask you if it´s possible to provide Sane via Flatpak over
> Flathub. It would be a great benefit also to the Distros as to the
> Users.
> I don't see much benefit for the users, only for hardware sellers. If
> flatpak would become common, than we will have the same situation as on
> Windows, needing immense memory and CPU resources over the time. The
> packaging system served by a central repository is one of the big
> advantages of Linux distros over Windows.
> As an example see the flatpak for Delta.Chat
> <https://delta.chat/en/download>, it needs over 1 GB to install whereas
> the DEB-package has only 73 MB.
> -Ulf
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