My question appears trivial, but somehow I can’t seem to find a good answer. I am trying to make an Epson Perfection V600 scanner work with my Manjaro KDE PC, and have thus far found just one source of good information, posted at the archived Manjaro forum (URL Epson Scanner Perfection V600 driver - Drivers - Manjaro Linux Forum).
In that article, the poster indicated the only way to do this is by using “debtap” to generate an Arch Linux compatible installation package. So, you start by downloading the archived deb file from the Epson web file, named “iscan-gt-x820-bundle-2.30.4.x64.deb.tar.gz”.
From here, it would appear it is just a matter of extracting the deb file from this archived deb.tar.gz file, however, when I do this, I do not end up with a “deb” file, but instead, with a “deb” folder which contains all of the files contained within the deb file. As a result, if I run:
$ debtap iscan-gt-x820-bundle-2.30.4.x64.deb,
I get a “Error: You haven’t specified a valid deb package” message.
So, the question I have after this all too long preamble is, how do I go about extracting the deb file from this deb.tar.gz file? I would normally ask the gentleman who made the original posting, unfortunately, the original Manjaro forum has been archived and I have no means to contact him.
Thanks in advance for any and all help.