Bug 1252163 - xane*.i686, sane-backends.i686 missing from x86_64 repo
xane*.i686, sane-backends.i686 missing from x86_64 repo
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: sane-backends (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Unspecified
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Assigned To: Nils Philippsen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-08-10 16:49 EDT by Leek Soup
Modified: 2016-07-19 13:27 EDT (History)
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Description Leek Soup 2015-08-10 16:49:55 EDT
Description of problem:
sane-backends.i686 and xsane*.i686 packages should be available in the x86_64 repo. Currently, they are not, although sane-backends-lib.i686 and some others are available.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce on 64-bit F22 install:
1. dnf list sane-backends
2. dnf list xsane*

Actual results:
Only the 64-bit packages are listed. The 32-bit pkgs are available in the 32-bit repo, but not in the 64-bit.

http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/22/Everything/i386/os/Packages/s/ has 
[   ] sane-backends-1.0.24-13.fc22.i686.rpm                                   2015-01-21 14:23  671K 

But http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/22/Everything/x86_64/os/Packages/s/ only has .x86_64 version of this package, although it has other sane-backends .i686 packages. including
[   ] sane-backends-devel-1.0.24-13.fc22.i686.rpm                             2015-01-21 14:25   42K  
[   ] sane-backends-devel-1.0.24-13.fc22.x86_64.rpm                           2015-01-21 14:23   42K  
[   ] sane-backends-doc-1.0.24-13.fc22.noarch.rpm                             2015-01-21 14:22  278K  
[   ] sane-backends-drivers-cameras-1.0.24-13.fc22.i686.rpm                   2015-01-21 14:24   50K  
[   ] sane-backends-drivers-cameras-1.0.24-13.fc22.x86_64.rpm                 2015-01-21 14:24   50K  
[   ] sane-backends-drivers-scanners-1.0.24-13.fc22.i686.rpm                  2015-01-21 14:24  2.2M  
[   ] sane-backends-drivers-scanners-1.0.24-13.fc22.x86_64.rpm                2015-01-21 14:21  2.3M  
[   ] sane-backends-libs-1.0.24-13.fc22.i686.rpm                              2015-01-21 14:21   99K  
[   ] sane-backends-libs-1.0.24-13.fc22.x86_64.rpm                            2015-01-21 14:24   99K  

http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/22/Everything/i386/os/Packages/x/ contains:

[   ] xsane-0.999-17.fc22.i686.rpm                                        2015-01-06 02:35  547K  
[   ] xsane-common-0.999-17.fc22.i686.rpm                                 2015-01-03 16:34  1.2M  
[   ] xsane-gimp-0.999-17.fc22.i686.rpm                                   2015-01-06 02:30  248K  

But http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/22/Everything/x86_64/os/Packages/x/ only has the .x86_64 versions.

Expected results:
x86_64 repo should contain all the above 32-bit pkgs.

Additional info:
Thought this was a dnf problem initially. Please see Bug 1251588 for more details.

Should they be separate bugs filed for sane-backends and xsane?
Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2015-08-11 05:20:22 EDT
(In reply to Leek Soup from comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> sane-backends.i686 and xsane*.i686 packages should be available in the
> x86_64 repo. Currently, they are not, although sane-backends-lib.i686 and
> some others are available.

No, it's quite intentional that sane-backends and xsane* are only available in 64bit versions. The sane-backends library and driver subpackages are available for 32bit as well to allow 32bit applications to use them. The sane-backends main package has files that are common to both architectures and therefore needs to exist only once on a system. XSane is an application and so only exists as a 64bit package.
Comment 2 Leek Soup 2015-08-23 00:19:38 EDT
If I understand your reason for closing, it is that provided the libraries etc are there for 32 bit, I should be able to use a 32-bit scanner driver with the 64-bit xsane and sane-backends.

But this is not the case. I removed the 32-bit xsane and sane-backends from my workstation and replaced with the 64-bit packages. My scanner worked with the 32-bit packages installed, but with 64-bit I get from xsane the "No devices available" even though I can see it with sane-find-scanner.

$ sane-find-scanner

  # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
  # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
  # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

  # No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
  # you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

could not fetch string descriptor: Pipe error
could not fetch string descriptor: Pipe error
found USB scanner (vendor=0x1083, product=0x162c) at libusb:002:004
could not open USB device 0x18e3/0x9102 at 002:003: Access denied (insufficient permissions)

$ xsane
popup window says: no devices available

The scanner is a Canon ImageFormula P-150 and the 32-bit Linux driver is provided by Canon.

Here are the packages as they are installed now:

$ sudo dnf list sane*
Last metadata expiration check performed 3:14:53 ago on Sat Aug 22 17:58:41 2015.
Installed Packages
sane-backends.x86_64                            1.0.24-14.fc22           @System
sane-backends-libs.i686                         1.0.24-14.fc22           @System
sane-backends-libs.x86_64                       1.0.24-14.fc22           @System

$ sudo dnf list xsane*
Last metadata expiration check performed 3:14:57 ago on Sat Aug 22 17:58:41 2015.
Installed Packages
xsane.x86_64                           0.999-17.fc22                     @System
xsane-common.x86_64                    0.999-17.fc22                     @System

Is it supposed to work to run 32-bit scanner with 64-bit xsane / sane-backends, or not? If so, how, as it doesn't work for me? If not, then shouldn't the 32-bit pkgs be in the repo?

Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 13:27:57 EDT
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