Please include Mustek firmware

Bug #52246 reported by Mantas Kriaučiūnas on 2006-07-07
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Baltix
Medium
Mantas Kriaučiūnas
sane-backends (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: libsane

Hi,

Lots of Ubuntu users have troubles with usb scanners, because most of them needs firmware files, but Ubuntu doesn't distribute these files :(

For example our company has Trust Direct Webscan 19200 scanner, wich works fine with gt68xx sane backend, but only when I download Mustek firmware from http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/ manually and put ps1fw.usb file into /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/

Mustek firmware is freely redistributable, according to the authors of gt68xx-backend (look at http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/ )
If there are some different firmware files, which should have same name, then we should provide debconf wizard and alternatives mechanizm to choose (make symlink to) needed file in /usr/share/sane/gt68xx/

Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

It would be nice to include Mustek scanners firmware into Baltix GNU/Linux as default, I think :)

Dave Morley (davmor2) wrote :

Thanks for your report. Your idea might get more attention and have the possibility of being implemented if you submit a specification for it. First check whether the idea is already registered ([WWW] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+specs), and if so, contact the specification's drafter about your ideas. Otherwise, you can start writing a spec yourself. [WWW] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FeatureSpecifications

You will get more response from devs here than as a bug hope it helps.

Changed in sane-backends:
assignee: nobody → davmor2-gmail
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected
Rimas Kudelis (rq) wrote :

Seems like the idea wasn't submitted as a specification yet, so I have created a specs: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ScannerFirmware. Also, this is now registered in blueprints: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/provide-scanner-firmware

Changed in sane-backends:
status: Rejected → Confirmed
Changed in sane-backends:
assignee: davmor2-gmail → nobody
summary: - Please include Mustek firmware from http://www.meier-geinitz.de/sane
- /gt68xx-backend/ into libsane/libsane-extras or separate package
+ Please include Mustek firmware
Changed in sane-backends (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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