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Old 04-03-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
Paul_Lee
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Registered: Jul 2001
Location: Cambridgeshire, England
Distribution: Ubuntu 13.10
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sane-backends, xef, libexif and the desire for a sedative


As you may know from my post on the hardware forum, I'm trying to get my scanner working on SuSE 9.2. Someone suggested using the iscan tool developed by an Epson group, so I thought I'd give that a try.

First attempt was a disaster; it grumbled that it needed sane-backends. So I downloaded this and tried to install the rpm. This didn't work either: it said there was an unresolved dependancy: libexif.so.12
So, I downloaded a new libexif and tried again. I still get the same problem though!]

I did a check before and after this libexif download, and I did have libexif.so.12 - it was in /usr/lib. I copied this into /lib, "just to make doubly sure it would be recognised.
No joy.

At this point, I'm gazing lovingly at a bottle of whisky. Sadly, there are only a few drops left. Could someone please help me before I get onto the stronger stuff?

TIA!
 
Old 04-05-2005, 02:55 AM   #2
Thoreau
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iscan, cstream, kdegraphics3-scan, sane, xsane, yast2-scanner...

Instead of feeding you a rotten shitbrick fish, how about I teach you how to fish. You game? Still awake? About to vomit on your screen.. Super.. let's continue-


All of this and more can be yours for free if you just install apt4rpm. Stop jerking around with dependencies. That's right- I said stop.

And since your are becoming suicidal, I'll help you configure apt.
Open up your ftp prog(gftp) and grab the files

ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt...MS.suser-rbos/

Install only the lastest revision of each. Omit gramps. If you are missing any dependencies, install them via yast. They are there. Install tham. scrollkeeper comes to mind.

Then, edit /etc/apt/sources.list
copy/paste this exactly as is:

rpm ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt SuSE/9.2-i386 suser-oc2pus suser-guru suser-tux packman packman-i686 rpmkeys b
ase update-drpm update-prpm update kde misc xorg mozilla samba3 suser-rbos suser-jengelh suser-gbv suser-kpietrz suser-obeng
s suser-tcousin suser-scorot suser-sbarnin suser-ollakka funktronics kraxel wine suse-projects kde3-stable security-prpm sec
urity
rpm-src ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt SuSE/9.2-i386 suser-oc2pus suser-guru suser-tux packman packman-i686 rpmkeys b
ase update-drpm update-prpm update kde misc xorg mozilla samba3 suser-rbos suser-jengelh suser-gbv suser-kpietrz suser-obeng
s suser-tcousin suser-scorot suser-sbarnin suser-ollakka funktronics kraxel wine suse-projects kde3-stable security-prpm sec
urity

edit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/gpg-checker.conf

// Make GPG::Check no; to disable gpg checking
// It can still be used in combination with --checksig
GPG::Check false;
Scripts::PM::Pre:: gpg-checker.lua;

Now, you can run synaptic as root, or do a kdesu/gnomesu synaptic as a user.

This is the graphical interface for installing everything. Do the default upgrade at first if you want to update your entire OS. Do a search for the package you want to install and click install.

This is the command line:

apt-get update(updates all the latest cool stuff)
apt-get install shit(install a piece of shit)
apt-get upgrade(upgrades all your distro packages)
apt-get dist-upgrade(upgrades everything including your core kernel)

Also, at init 3 as root, mkdir /usr/local/store/suse
Put in your suse DVD, and in the dvd directory do a cp -R * /usr/local/store/suse
Under yast, delete your dvd source. Add the local media as /usr/local/store/suse

What is all this shit for? Well, now you have all your proprietary crap at your fingertips via Yast at command line or GUI. You have all the worlds software just humping your leg via apt-get or synaptic.

And this scanner crap will be a distant memory.

PS- due to the vbcode, it screwed up the sources.list. Get it here: and remove the entries/match it to what I have:
http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/ap...urces.list.FTP

Last edited by Thoreau; 04-05-2005 at 03:04 AM.
 
  


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