Neither Hewlett Packard nor Microsoft Windows 7 offer native support for my HP 4470c scanner. Throwing a working scanner away to buy a new one only because some software was missing seemed like a waste, so I looked for an alternative solution. This is how I made it work using SANE, an open source framework for scanners.
PATHto move the Cygwin
bindirectory in front of the ActiveState Perl
site/binone, because Perl's was interfering by supplying a useless version of gcc that wasn't using the Cygwin-installed libraries.
doc/Makefile, because the spaces and brackets in the
Program Files (x86)MikTeX installation directory were causing the shell convulse.
bin/inf-wizard.exein order to create a driver for my scanner.
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