Package Details: iscan-for-epson-v500-photo 2.30.4-4

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Description: All-in-one package from Epson : iscan + iscan-data + plugin for scanner Epson V500 Photo (also called GT-X770) - iscan[community] is out-of-date and buggy
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Licenses: custom:EPSON
Provides: iscan, iscan-data, iscan-plugin-epson-v500-photo
Submitter: zoe
Maintainer: zoe
Last Packager: zoe
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.23
First Submitted: 2020-08-08 22:54 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-10-05 13:37 (UTC)

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pgu commented on 2022-01-10 23:13 (UTC)

Works out of the box. Reliable and easy, thank you!

Muflone commented on 2021-12-11 15:23 (UTC) (edited on 2021-12-11 15:24 (UTC) by Muflone)

@ron2138 this is the exact reason for the iscan removal from the repositories, it's buggy and some scanner models require a specific version to work. I've your exact scanner model and I tried anything in my possibilities to make it to work with other models but it always crashed with different scanner models and newer gcc versions

jfcandidofilho commented on 2021-10-01 17:37 (UTC) (edited on 2021-10-01 17:38 (UTC) by jfcandidofilho)

I'm trying to understand why the removal of "iscan" and "iscan-data" upon update with "yay" is recommending this package to me. I do own an L355 all-in-one printer and a V330 Photo scanner but I'm not understanding If I will have problems if I do remove those two packages. Could someone elucidate and pin it? Thanks.

Edit: I should mention those packages are not available in AUR anymore.

figue commented on 2021-08-25 23:31 (UTC) (edited on 2021-08-26 11:15 (UTC) by figue)

@ron2138 I have an Epson V10 and it does not work with this package or the archived from community... I tried to enable epkowa in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf and add "usb 0x04b8 0x012d" to /etc/sane.d/epkowa.conf. Still, no success. Scanner seems to be detected (scanimage -L reports "device `epkowa:usb:003:015' is a Epson (unknown model) flatbed scanner") but it doesn't want to scan :(

NVM: finally I've forked this package and used the full bundle to create a new package that includes iscan, iscan-data and the plugin. If anybody is interested, this is the result (sorry for the spam)

ron2138 commented on 2021-08-09 19:52 (UTC) (edited on 2021-08-09 20:47 (UTC) by ron2138)

Referring to the part of the description that states

iscan[community] is out-of-date and buggy

For what it worth, this package, iscan-for-epson-v500-photo, doesn't work for me. With it, scanimage -L, from the sane package, doesn't recognize any scanner. In contrast, last version of iscan[community] from the archive mostly works. In particular, it does scan.

lsusb identifies the scanner as

ID 04b8:0131 Seiko Epson Corp. GT-F720 [GT-S620/Perfection V30/V300 Photo]

. I have the AUR iscan-plugin-gt-f720 installed too.

ron2138 commented on 2021-07-04 10:39 (UTC) (edited on 2021-07-04 15:52 (UTC) by ron2138)

Thoughts about the makedepends for the package.

A patch for the suggested PKGBUILD. And a complete suggested PKGBUILD.

  1. In my opinion, deb2targz is not required. ar, from binutils, can do it. I wrote a comment about that a short while ago, at the deb2targz page.

  2. I also suggest to remove binutils from makedepends. The reason is that binutils is in the base-devel group. arch wiki comment is,

    base-devel is assumed to be already installed when building with makepkg. Members of this group should not be included in makedepends array.

ron2138 commented on 2021-07-03 12:13 (UTC)

Should the reference to iscan[community] removed from the description? At the time of this writing, I can not find an iscan package in community.