[sane-devel] sane and mingw/msys
Mon, 10 May 2004 14:06:42 -0500
On 01/05/2004, at 05:26, Giuseppe Sacco wrote:
> [please CC to me since I not subscribed ATM]
> I am still trying to have sane working with my usb scanner (epson
> 1670 photo) under Windows but still without luck.
> I did tried in april using cygwin and maybe you read my posts. I did
> managed to
> compile sane but it wasn't working with the libusb. Then I found in
> the libusb-win32
> web site that libusb isn't workin in cygwin.
I think, is the lib who can be build with cygwin, but you can use it.
> I am now trying to compile sane using msys/mingw since libusb is
> working in that
> environment, but it seems that sane isn't compilable with mingw
> because the
> sys/socket.h is missing. Indeed it is missing since mingw uses
> Do you know if someone is working on this subject? Are there any plan
> port sane to msys/mingw? Or do you have any idea about when will
> libusb be
> working on cygwin?
> I thank you very much,
Is other problems in myngw besides socket.h.
I use cygwin to compile sane for windows, libusb have problems because
is not shared, so a warning that the backend libraries are generated
static is show.
Also sane-find-scanner have some weird errors, that is because usb.h is
using the symbol interface, the usb.h from libusb-win32 have some
defines about that but is not enough, I have to rename in usb.h and
sane-find-scanner.c to other name, then sane-find-scanner.exe compile
For scanimage.exe, the default compile don't work, I set SANE_DEBUG_DLL
to 4, the program try to load /usr/local/lib/sane/cygsane-epson-1.dll
(for the epson backend) who do not exits, instead there are
libsane-epson.a, because I read in the warning that you need to put a
-dloption I modify the Makefile and put:
LDFLAGS = -dlopen /usr/local/lib/sane/libsane-epson.a
when compile a warning is show, so this is probably the wrong way to
do, but the program works!.
Anyway, I think some windows developer need to be put in charge and
clean this distribution and generate a binary for Windows, in other
words try to imitate Mattias Ellert and the excellent support for