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Re: [opensuse-factory] Packages in default installation
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2006 09:54:13 +0200
  • Message-id: <m3sli81nfe.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
"Terje J. Hanssen" <nteknikk@xxxxxxxx> writes:

> Andreas Jaeger wrote:
>> "Terje J. Hanssen" <nteknikk@xxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> Maybe I'm wrong, but isn't i.e also "iscan" free non-OSS that should be
>>> located on that iso part(s)?
>> Yes, iscan is on the non-OSS part for some time. Isn't it?
> I think I've found the explanation that clarify this possible confusion.
> There exist now two versions:
> * iscan- (propriarity binary only)
> * iscan-free (OSS)


> iscan- which I've used on Suse 10.1 and before, has
> been available among others on the DVD iso and for download at
> The iscan GUI front-end has not had a menu entry among the scanner
> programs after installation, AFAI've seen. I don't know if "iscan"

The GUI should have a menu entry. I suggest to file a bugreport.

> propriarty still will be supplied as a extra non-OSS application for
> scanner models that iscan-free doesn't support.

The non-OSS iscan version will continue to be shipped.

> iscan-free-
> available on the SL-OSS-factory, doesn't contain any frontend, just the
> free epkowa driver for SANE (backend) and lacks support for some Epson
> scanners. However it can be run from standard frontends like Xsane.
> I have now removed iscan, installed and tested iscan-free on Suse 10.1.
> iscan-free looks to work well using Xsane for my scanner model, Epson
> Perfection 1640SU with ADF. This ADF has not worked with Sane alone
> previously, therefore I have used iscan, which now obviously can be
> replaced with iscan-free for my scanner model.

Glad to hear!

Andreas Jaeger, aj@xxxxxxx,
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