[sane-devel] Automating removal of a duplicate SANE installation ?

Adam Bogacki afb@paradise.net.nz
Mon, 13 Sep 2004 09:48:15 +1200


Is there a recommended way of  removing a duplicate sane installation
besides trial & error ? Having got it partly working I don't want to
blindly start deleting stuff.

Adam Bogacki,

>Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 13:10:46 +0200
>From: Henning Meier-Geinitz <henning@meier-geinitz.de>
>To: sane-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org
>Subject: [sane-devel] Re: In praise of 'sane-troubleshoot' ...
>On Sat, Sep 11, 2004 at 09:37:34PM +1200, Adam Bogacki wrote:
>>> Henning, I'm an admirer of 'sane-troubleshoot'.
>>> Working through it helped me isolate and work through problems
>>> to the point where sane-find-scanner and scanimage -L
>>> work - as root and user - and I can 'scanimage>image.pnm'
>>> successfully ... but xsane tells me 'no devices available'.
>Probably beacuse youhave two installations of SANE on your system. One
>is used by xsane and one by scanimage.
>>> One thing I'm not sure of is the correct place to put
>>> the epson backend directory. 'sane-troubleshoot'
>>> told me that the previous backend was old so I
>>> downloaded the latest one from
>>> http://www.khk.net/sane
>>> untarred  it in /home/adam and moved
>>> it to /usr/local/lib/backend but 'sane-troubleshoot'
>>> only found the one in /etc/sane.d/dll.conf
>>> and could not find the scanner (which it had before
>>> I 'updated' the backend).
>Those backend files need to be copied into the source code of SANE and
>the source code must be built after that. I guess it's easier to use a
>current CVS snapshot that already contains the newest backend.
>  Henning