Gscan2PDF 2.5.5 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

Gscan2pdf 2.5.5, GTK tool to produce PDF / DjVu from scanned document, was released yesterday with bug-fixes, some improvements, and updated translations.

Gscan2PDF 2.5.5 changelog:

  • Fix occasional error messages when clearing all pages
  • Only set paper to Manual if not applying profile
  • Update OCR view switching between pages with and without OCR output
  • xz compress log file if xz available
  • Fix bug applying paper after profile set SANE_INFO_INEXACT
  • When saving current settings as new profile, actually set the profile
  • If a device throws an error when opening it, add it to a session blacklist
  • option tolerance to cover buggy backends that return inexact options without setting SANE_INFO_INEXACT
  • Update translations.

How to Install gscan2pdf 2.5.5 in Ubuntu:

The official Ubuntu PPA has made the new release packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 and their derivatives.

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jeffreyratcliffe/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. For those who have a previous release installed, upgrade it through Software Updater:

upgrade gscan2pdf

For the first time, you can either install it via Synaptic Package Manager or by running following commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gscan2pdf

How to Remove:

To remove gscan2pdf, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove gscan2pdf

And the PPA can be removed via Software & Updates utility, under Other Software tab.