Unable to install VueScan

Tried to install VueScan on Garuda and it failed to start. Reached out to Hamrick and they basically stated they don’t really know much about arch and that their packages are mostly made for Debian based distros.

However there is a package in the AUR and although it installed successfully, it failed to start. Sent output to Arch Package maintainer and he basically stated it works for him in arch. Ouput is listed below.

Per the Arch Package maintainer:

Il 16/04/24 17:02, Reginald Pierre ha scritto:

Vuescan does not work on Garuda linux. I imagine it won’t work on other
Arch based distros as well.

Here is the output when i try to start it from terminal:

╭─reggie@garudaKin ~
fish: Job 1, ‘vuescan’ terminated by signal SIGABRT (Abort)

Hi Reginald, for me it start

Please discuss it on the Garuda forum or at

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Proprietary software, no garuda-inxi, so


Just for fun …

==> Check source_x86_64 files with sha256sums...
vuescan-x64-2024-04-21-22.rpm ... Skipped
==> Remove existing $srcdir/ directory...
==> Unpack sources...
-> Unpack vuescan-x64-2024-04-21-22.rpm with bsdtar
==> Start pkgver()...
egrep: warning: egrep is obsolescent; using grep -E
==> Updated version: vuescan-bin 9.8.32-1
==> Sources are ready.
vuescan-bin-9.7.99-2: Read pkg list...
==> ERROR: Cannot find the debugedit binary required for including source files in debug packages.
Error: 'vuescan-bin-9.7.99-2' could not be created:
Error: Could not create packages: vuescan-bin-9.7.99-2
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That is a separate issue. It is a common problem with the makepkg.conf configuration file.

Anyways, the package in question AUR (en) - vuescan-bin seems to have a ton of problems reported. Reporting it to the maker is the correct route; there is very little we can do on our side.


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