Need to integrate brother-mfc sane backend

Bug #16704 reported by Jeff Buchbinder
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sane-backends (Ubuntu)
Confirmed
Wishlist
Daniel T Chen
Nominated for Hardy by Peter Makowski
sane-backends-extras (Ubuntu)
Confirmed
Undecided
Unassigned
Nominated for Hardy by Peter Makowski

Bug Description

The backend for the Brother MFC needs merging into sane-backens. Unfortunately,
it requires being built in sane-backends, but has not been included in the
upstream version. There is a tarball available at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/brother-mfc

http://sourceforge.net/projects/brother-mfc: http://sourceforge.net/projects/brother-mfc

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Steven Harms (sharms) wrote :

Is this still present in Feisty?

Changed in sane-backends:
assignee: nobody → sharms
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
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Jeff Buchbinder (rufustfirefly) wrote :

The package is called libsane-extras now, and according to http://packages.ubuntu.com/feisty/libs/libsane-extras, it contains the following backends:

  * epkowa (some EPSON scanners)
  * geniusvp2 (Genius ColorPage-Vivid Pro II)
  * hp_rts88xx (HP ScanJet 4400C, HP ScanJet 4470C)
  * hp3900 (HP ScanJet 3970C, HP ScanJet 4070, HP ScanJet 4370)

So, it hasn't been added to feisty yet.

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Jeff Buchbinder (rufustfirefly) wrote :

Confirming that this still exists in feisty.

Changed in sane-backends:
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
Steven Harms (sharms)
Changed in sane-backends:
assignee: sharms → ubuntu-printing
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Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

Moving to crimsun, as this is an issue of the sane-nackends package. It has nothing to do with the printing infrastructure.

Changed in sane-backends:
assignee: ubuntu-printing → crimsun
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Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

Also see bug #25966 for the printing drivers for Brother

Przemek K. (azrael)
Changed in sane-backends-extras:
status: New → Confirmed
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Peter Makowski (petermakowski) wrote :

Could it be fixed in Hardy??

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Peter Makowski (petermakowski) wrote :
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Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :
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Qichang Liang (kcleung-users) wrote : Re: [Intrepid] Need to integrate brother-mfc sane backend

Hardy still does not have Brother sane-backend support (e.g. my copier MFC-8820D)

Will brother sane-backend make it to Intrepid either as a part of sane-backends package or as its own package?

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kidalabama (n-alp) wrote :

i have got hp scanjet 4400c but i can't run. i am worked 2 hours for running but i can't. i hate from HP.

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Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

This is not a HP support forum. Go find one in Google.

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Jeff Buchbinder (rufustfirefly) wrote : Re: [Bug 16704] Re: [Intrepid] Need to integrate brother-mfc sane backend

On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 11:54 PM, Leung, Kai-Cheung
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Hardy still does not have Brother sane-backend support (e.g. my copier
> MFC-8820D)
>
> Will brother sane-backend make it to Intrepid either as a part of sane-
> backends package or as its own package?

I'm not the maintainer of this package, but I would hope that it will
be included in Intrepid.

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Saivann Carignan (oxmosys) wrote :

I had plans to do it for intrepid but I think that I won't have sufficient time for it. However, maintainer or not, anybody can start working on this and create the package for intrepid. So if somebody wants to do it, your work will be welcome.

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Brett Alton (brett-alton-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Is this for the scanner packaging of Brother drivers?

If so, I'd really like to get mentored to package them. I really need these packages and I think it would be a wonderful addition to Ubuntu to have these distribute by default.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BrotherDriverPackaging

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Saivann Carignan (oxmosys) wrote :

Hi Brett Alton : There is actually no bug report open for scanner packaging for Brother devices. You can open one. I was actually the one who created packages for brother printer drivers (with a lot of help from Till Kamppeter and Martin Pitt). If you want to start packaging brother scanner drivers, you are welcome! Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time to assist you with that task and I didn't started to work on scanner drivers yet (as I'm very busy with other things, even the printer drivers suffer from a lack of update from me). However if I was you, I would start to play here :

The source code of the three existing brother scanner drivers :
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/download_src.html#src_s

The brother scanner drivers, already compiled, as a reference :
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/download_scn.html

The ubuntu packaging guide :
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/Complete

Thanks for offering your help.

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