This sounds like a great way to go, except for being a newb and nothing
ever seems to work right for me when trying to build it myself, then I'm
stuck with half a build sitting on my PC and no idea how to remove
it...case in point one such program sits on my PC right now, the build
instructions I used were for Ubuntu and of coarse Debian doesn't use all
the same libraries so a few folders we're not found and items not built
If you have a great source for a walk through so I can learn how to build
this specifically for libsane and Debian, I would definitely give it a try,
but I have found that if I don't have a good resource to fall back on, it
is probably a bad idea for me to try, I tend to break things, lol.
On Tue, Aug 8, 2017, 7:12 AM Dave Platt <dpl...@radagast.org> wrote:
> >I'm trying really hard not to destroy Debian Stable. I am a Linux newb and
> >it is really easy to get carried away with reading websites and trying
> >different things and messing up things I know nothing about.
> Another option is to download the 1.0.27 SANE backends source code,
> and build it yourself.
> "apt-get build-deps libsane" should download the development libraries
> on which the backend depends (these are the development files which
> correspond to the runtime libraries currently in your Debian distribution).
> This should also get you the required software told (e.g. gcc and
> make and so forth) if you don't have them already.
> You would then download the sources for 1.0.27, unpack, configure, and
> build. You would end up with a new set of backends which were built
> your current Debian "stable" library set, so there would be no need to
> your system with libraries from Debian "testing", Ubuntu, or elsewhere.
> "make install".
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