Epson iscan and plugins

Martin Owens doctormo at
Sat May 23 04:27:12 UTC 2009

Hello all,

I had to compile and install the epson iscan software (LGPL) for ubuntu
since the debs provided by the manufacturer are specific for debian.
Like a good dev I made the ubuntu debs available in my repository (main
problem, scripts assume sh is bash, all fixed) I also compiled a deb for
the plugins which are non-free but licensed with a distribution allowed

This should allow a selection of scanners not currently working by
default, to work. I included a hal fdi for putting all the supported
scanners in the right security group so you don't have to be root.

So my question is, would this be a good thing to add into ubuntu main
and multiverse? I'm not a packager or MOTU so the packages are not
ideal, but I've had a couple of reports from happy ubuntu users who
found my PPA with google searches, some of them were fustrated that they
couldn't get their Epson scanner working.

Any advice would be very useful.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

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