[INFO] Epson Driver Issues Mageia 6

[INFO] Epson Driver Issues Mageia 6

Postby ghmitch » Nov 11th, '17, 19:19

The GPL scanner driver does not work with at least some Epson scanners. Epson Linux support has always been superb. But now things are getting confusing. When you look for Epson printer software, Epson is providing multiple choices and if you end on the wrong Epson site you will be in trouble.

The site I ended on initially was this one: http://support.epson.net/linux/en/imagescanv3.php?version=1.3.21
It offers specific drivers for leading distros. I chose Fedora because I thought that package would be most compatible with Mageia. The package is labeled as an "RPM" package, but once you extract the tar archive components you discover it is actually a binary that contains and obscures the RPMs. When I ran binaries for both Fedora 25 and Fedora 26, each failed a different dependency and thus neither would install.

I then found actual Fedora 26 RPM packages on http://www.pkgs.org which is a Ukrainian site that distributes packages from the Russian Fedora distribution. Those worked flawlessly.

Then I discovered yet another Epson download site: http://support.epson.net/linux/en/iscan_c.php?version=1.0.4
This appears to be a much older version, but it actually contains the real RPM packages which were actually versioned newer than the Fedora 26 I got from pkgs.org.
With these packages the iscan package installed flawlessly but the iscan-data package failed on the clean up scripts.

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[root@localhost data]# rpm -Uvh iscan-data-1.39.0-1.noarch.rpm
Preparing...                          ################################# [100%]
Updating / installing...
   1:iscan-data-1.39.0-1              ################################# [ 50%]
Cleaning up / removing...
   2:iscan-data-1.36.0-15.2           ################################# [100%]
^Cwarning: %triggerin(glibc-6:2.22-25.mga6.x86_64) scriptlet failed, signal 2


But the script failure did not affect Xsane functionality. Everything still worked OK.
I am hoping that this information might prove useful to anyone encountering this confusing situation with Epson drivers.
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