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Old 01-04-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
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ubuntu iscan tarball install

i am trying to Epson Perfection V350 Photo scanner in ubuntu.
I have downloaded and tried to convert the rpm files with alien but to no avail using
sudo alien -d -k --scripts package-name. rpm

now i have changed over to installing the tarball.
sudo ./configure ran without a problem

then sudo make
gave following error at the end:

/usr/bin/ld: ./.libs/libsane-epkowa-s.a(libsane_epkowa_s_la-epkowa-s.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `a local symbol' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
./.libs/libsane-epkowa-s.a(libsane_epkowa_s_la-epkowa-s.o): could not read symbols: Bad value
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/xx/Desktop/iscan-2.3.0/backend'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/xx/Desktop/iscan-2.3.0/backend'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/xx/Desktop/iscan-2.3.0'
make: *** [all] Error 2

can anyone please help me to move forward??
any input or help is dearly appreciated.
Old 01-05-2009, 12:36 AM   #2
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Out of curiosity i tried to convert the iscan rpm using alien and it worked. Here's how i did it:
sudo alien -d --scripts iscan-2.3.*rpm
If you get an error make sure that the rpm is marked as executable either by right clicking it in your filemanager--> Properties and check the executable box or from commandline
chmod +x *.rpm
Old 01-06-2009, 03:52 PM   #3
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installing iscan

Dear {BBI}Nexus{BBI} {BBI}Nexus{BBI},
i have tried all that and that is why i averted to installing a tarball.
I tried Debian and Ubuntu - sometimes there is a difference.
Even getting vuescan to work is a tough deal because it relies on iscan.
Thank you for your advice - another little lesson learnt.


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