[sane-devel] Fwd: Ubuntu documentation
steven at simplycircus.com
Tue Jun 25 23:45:29 BST 2019
Thanks for the feedback! Now to get Ubuntu to update to that patch...
On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 1:46 PM Brian Potkin <claremont102 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jun 2019 at 13:21, Olaf Meeuwissen <paddy-hack at member.fsf.org>
> > Hi Steven,
> > Steven Santos writes:
> > > Let me be clear, we know other distros are using it without issue, so
> > > know its a ubuntu issue. I even put that in the docs I wrote.
> > Sorry, I must have missed that.
> Which other distros? The only one of consequence for Ubuntu and Mint is
> > > Well, I don't have control of that. All I can do is write some
> > > documentation to try and help :/
> > I didn't mean to put the blame on you. The blame is on distributions
> > and third-party backend providers for not listening to their users.
> > Apart from documenting work-arounds, you could try creating a patch for
> > the Ubuntu packages and get that applied upstream. That's assuming eaon
> > is still affected. Getting that patch into bionic would be great and
> > very welcome to quite a few Ubuntu users. Come to think of it, there
> > may even be a patch floating around somewhere in one of the Ubuntu
> > derivatives. Is Mint Linux also affected?
> The latest Mint is based on Ubuntu Bionic. Lots of complaints is not too
> much of an exageration.
> LP #1728012 has Messages #49 and #189, which didn't receive much
> > I am a bit surprised at the number of people reporting an issue
> > here that is claimed to be new.
> > I don't understand why /usr/lib/sane/ doesn't work according
> > to the comments here. When sane-backends was converted
> > to multiarch, a patch was added that I think was supposed to
> > enable /usr/lib/sane/ to still be supported.
> Jeremy Bicha followed up with Debian Bug #910103.
> That led to
> > Reactivate and refresh
> > to allow driver from non-multiarch directories (Closes: #910103).
> The patch is headed by
> > Description: Keep /usr/lib/sane as a fallback for SANE backends
> > Make /usr/lib/arch_triplet/sane the default location for SANE backends,
> > but keep /usr/lib/sane as a fallback for now.
> It other of words: it shouldn't have happened, but now it is fixed.
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