./configure xsane is failing?

From: Marc Parrish (mpmail@pacbell.net)
Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 18:59:20 PDT

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    Greetings all:

    To whom it may be that so graciously reads further:

    I have searched the archives, read the readme/install/problems files and
    generally done as much as I could before writing to the list - out of respect
    for all the good folks on here, as well as the greater community at large. :)

    My system: Linux Mandrake 7.2

    What I have done so far:

    rpm -ivh both stock sane/sane-devel packages and attempted to install xsane
    7.2, then 6.1, and gave up due to the failure of dependencies that I was also
    not able to satisfy. So I rpm -e'd both and began to follow the instructions
    for removing all sane related files (as described within the documentation).

    find / -name "*sane*" and rm -f as appropriate.

    Then I downloaded the latest sane-backend 1.0.4 and as root did the
    ./configure, make, make install, with no events/errors.

    Next and finally I attempted to do the same with xsane .75 while being
    careful to do the untar, ./configure as a "normal user" specified by the
    instructions (I also varied this a little bit upon failure).

    The error output I get on ./configure is the following:
    checking for sane-config... no
    checking for SANE - version >= 1.0.0... no
    *** The sane-config script installed by SANE could not be found
    *** If SANE was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
    *** your path, or set the SANE_CONFIG environment variable to the
    *** full path to sane-config.
    checking for gtk-config... no
    checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.0... no
    *** The gtk-config script installed by GTK could not be found
    *** If GTK was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
    *** your path, or set the GTK_CONFIG environment variable to the
    *** full path to gtk-config.
    checking for gimp-config... no
    checking for gimptool... no
    checking for libgimp/gimp.h... no
    checking for libgimp/gimpfeatures.h... no
    *** Could not run GIMP test program, checking why...
    ./configure: =: command not found
    ./configure: =: command not found
    checking for png.h... no
    ERROR: SANE-1.0.0 or newer is needed for compiling xsane
         - if you installed SANE as rpm make sure you also included
    [mark@msp xsane-0.75]$

    However find reveals the following(???):

    [mark@msp xsane-0.75]$ find /usr/local/ -name "*sane*"

    Any help, comments, or suggestions would be extremely appreciated. :)

    Thanks so much in advance.

    And again I apologize in advance if this question has already been delt with
    and I have somehow missed the documentation, but I did at least try to find a
    clue before confessing that I have none. :)

    Steven (Mark's linux esquire and systems guy)

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