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Hi guys, Hope some one can help, have installed a fresh copy of Debian 5 on an old IBM laptop T42 and having a few problems with hardware. Epson scanner ...
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    Epson Scanner Driver


    Hi guys,

    Hope some one can help, have installed a fresh copy of Debian 5 on an old IBM laptop T42 and having a few problems with hardware. Epson scanner Perfection 1250.

    I have downloaded the iscan-2.10.0 and typed ./configure and all goes well to this point:-

    configure: creating ./config.status

    config.status: creating Makefile

    config.status: creating backend/Makefile

    config.status: creating doc/Makefile

    config.status: creating frontend/Makefile

    config.status: creating include/Makefile

    config.status: creating intl/Makefile

    config.status: WARNING: intl/Makefile.in seems to ignore the --datarootdir setting

    config.status: creating lib/Makefile

    config.status: creating non-free/Makefile

    config.status: creating po/Makefile.in

    config.status: WARNING: po/Makefile.in.in seems to ignore the --datarootdir setting

    config.status: creating sanei/Makefile

    config.status: creating utils/Makefile

    config.status: creating iscan.spec

    config.status: creating config.h

    config.status: config.h is unchanged

    config.status: creating include/sane/config.h

    config.status: include/sane/config.h is unchanged

    config.status: executing depfiles commands

    config.status: executing default-1 commands

    config.status: creating po/POTFILES

    config.status: creating po/Makefile

    === configuring in libltdl (/home/tranzed/Desktop/Downloads/iscan-2.10.0/libltdl)

    configure: WARNING: no configuration information is in libltdl

    me-laptop:/home/tranzed/Desktop/Downloads/iscan-2.10.0#



    I would be grateful for any help. Thanks

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    Have you installed the sane package? There are no error messages in the config output, only warnings. Have you tryed running make. You may get more information if, indeed, there is a problem.
    ciao,
    jdk

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply, Yes the Sane pagage is installed. I have tried to make but :-
    bash: make: command not found is what is printed to screen.

    Any ideas?

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    Well there's your answer. You can't compile anything if you don't have make installed. Execute the following command
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    sudo aptitude install make
    and then go back to the folder where your program is untarred and run make.
    That should do it unless you're missing other vital packages.
    ciao.
    jdk

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    Thanks for your help so far... guess more is missing. I installed make and now have something else to go wrong:-
    me-laptop:/home/tranzed/Desktop/Downloads/iscan-2.10.0# make
    make: *** No rule to make target `m4/longdouble.m4', needed by `Makefile.in'. Stop.

    The output from make -k
    me-laptop:/home/tranzed/Desktop/Downloads/iscan-2.10.0# make -k
    make: *** No rule to make target `m4/longdouble.m4', needed by `Makefile.in'.
    make: *** No rule to make target `m4/nls.m4', needed by `Makefile.in'.
    make: *** No rule to make target `m4/printf-posix.m4', needed by `Makefile.in'.
    make: *** No rule to make target `m4/uintmax_t.m4', needed by `Makefile.in'.
    make: *** No rule to make target `m4/wchar_t.m4', needed by `Makefile.in'.
    make: Failed to remake makefile `Makefile'.
    make: Target `all' not remade because of errors.

    No rule to make target. What does this mean?
    Last edited by tranzed; 10-10-2010 at 11:22 AM.

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    I found a site to download the driver and you don't have to compile it. It comes as an rpm. This is the site. Download the rpm file and convert it to a deb using alien. (Install the alien package if you don't have it already). Run the command
    Code:
    sudo alien -k {name of rpm file}
    Then install the package using this command.
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i {name of deb}
    Note it only seems to support 32bit systems.
    Have fun.
    jdk

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