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#1 2021-01-21 11:27:14

Registered: 2021-01-21
Posts: 14

Install package epson-inkjet-printer-201211w failed

Hi, I've installed and configured a fresh setup of Arch Linux with Cinnamon desktop.

I need to install epson-inkjet-printer-201211w driver for my Epson WorkForce WF-2010w (wireless version), so when I try to do a makepkg -si from the downloaded git repo ( … 01211w.git) it returns the following error:

running CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/sh /bin/sh ./configure LDFLAGS=-Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro,-z,now -Wl,--no-as-needed --prefix=/opt/epson-inkjet-printer-201211w CFLAGS=-march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fno-plt CPPFLAGS=-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 --no-create --no-recursion
configure: error: cannot find required auxiliary files: compile
make: *** [Makefile:290: config.status] Error 1
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

previously i get the following warning:

WARNING: `automake-1.11' is missing on your system.  You should only need it if
         you modified `', `acinclude.m4' or `'.
         You might want to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages.
         Grab them from any GNU archive site.

in my system is installed automake-1.16.2-3.

So I can't successufully compile and install this package.
How can I resolve this issue?
Please help, I would appreciate it very much, I am a arch linux newbie!
Thanks so much!


#2 2021-01-21 12:06:27

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Re: Install package epson-inkjet-printer-201211w failed … e#21773816 gave a clue that makes the build continue.

Add automake --add-missing to the PKGBUILD between libtoolize / chmod commands so it looks like this :

  automake --add-missing
  chmod +x configure

Keep in mind this driver is very old (2012), the generated compile-file is very generic and the resulting package may not be functional.

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#3 2021-01-21 12:43:07

Registered: 2012-05-17
Posts: 5,215

Re: Install package epson-inkjet-printer-201211w failed

You should add a call to automake-1.16 like this to the PKGBUILD:

  automake-1.16 -a
  chmod +x configure

Edit: Sorry, forgot to reload. Maybe calling the 1.16 version explicitly would still be necessary.

Last edited by progandy (2021-01-21 12:44:14)

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#4 2021-01-21 14:19:58

Registered: 2021-01-21
Posts: 14

Re: Install package epson-inkjet-printer-201211w failed

Thanks so much!!! Now works like a charm! Driver installed, make me print a lot!!!


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