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

Jon Dodson jbdodson at gmail.com
Sat Aug 6 17:10:01 UTC 2005

On 8/6/05, Henning Meier-Geinitz <henning at meier-geinitz.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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:
> http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/
> They are talking about a compromised server in February (without any
> consequences).

Right, checkinstall is just a simple way to create .deb and .rpm
packages, i have used it hundreds of times with no problems.  i did
not know they had a compromised server.  i was using the hoary package
from the respositories.

> > 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.'

I just know what happened, after I ran checkinstall I ran normal make
install and it blew up again, same thing happened.

> > 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?

I am installing hoary now, the harddrive is fine, i ran memory tools,
fine.  I ran the harddrive check fine.

My system was fine before I installed checkinstall from source in a
way I have for ages.  I will figure this out on my own I guess.

> Bye,
>   Henning
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