[sane-devel] latest sane screwed up my hoary box

Henning Meier-Geinitz henning at meier-geinitz.de
Sat Aug 6 16:56:55 UTC 2005


On Sat, Aug 06, 2005 at 09:36:17AM -0700, Jon Dodson wrote:
> so i downloaded the latest sane to support my astra scanner.
> i ran configure, no worries, ran make, no worries.
> ran "sudo checkinstall -D"

"checkinstall" is not part of sane-backends.
If it's this checkinstall you are talking about:
They are talking about a compromised server in February (without any

> and my whole box went crazy.  windows
> started popping up, then all my gnome icons were X'ed out.  finally i
> can not login in it says  Cannot cd to "/home/jdodson" I cant login
> with any other user.  I downloaded sane via your website, WTF kind of
> software is this?  Some sort of trojan?

Be careful with such accusations.

> it was the sanebackend 1.0.15 from here:
> ftp://ftp.sane-project.org/pub/sane/sane-backends-1.0.15/

Just to be sure I checked the md5sum of sane-backends-1.0.15.tar.gz
from above mentioned server and it's correct. Also the file is
identical to the local copy I have on my computer. And I don't have
any problems installing (and using) it.

> I am using an old laptop because all I can do it go into single user
> mode on my ubuntu machine, a little help here as you caused the issue
> in the first place?

Have you used any options to configure? Maybe your hard disc died just
when you installed sane?


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