[sane-devel] Unable to Build Sane Backends

Ralph Little skelband at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 01:46:06 BST 2020


On 2020-09-02 2:16 p.m., Wes Rishel wrote:
> Thanks.
> re: apt-get build-dep libsane
> Ralph, I must be doing something wrong:
>     $ sudo apt-get build-dep libsane
>     Reading package lists... Done
>     E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list
>     $
> I have also tried libsane1. Reading various pages on the error message
> it looks like apt-get is not finding a repository for libsane. Is that
> correct? I see where I might uncomment an entry
> in /etc/apt/sources.list but I'm unsure what entry to change. There is
> nothing specific to sane in that file.
I don't remember which repo that you said that you were using.

If you have a "Software Sources" app in your menu under Administration
(if you're using a graphical environment) or something similar, start
that and enable "Source code repositories" or whatever seems similar.
Alternatively, you might be looking for some commented out entry in a
file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d or /etc/apt/sources.list containing
"deb-src". Uncomment that and do:

sudo apt-get update

How you might do this really depends on the distro setup.

Then you should be able to run the build-dep.

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