[sane-devel] Visioneer Problems

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 21:32:45 UTC 2007

On 6/6/07, Robin Stewart <s48264 at bluebottle.com> wrote:
>  The above comments are in response to m. allan noah's email of 06/06/07
> 00:29 as quoted below:
>  1. downloading and extracting the sane source code
> 2. downloading and possibly extracting rene's updated files
> 3. replacing some files in the sane tarball with those from rene
> 4. configure sane with the proper arguments to overwrite that provided
> by your os
> 5. make && make install

> you need to determine where your existing compilation of sane has
> installed its files, and pass the correct arguments to ./configure to
> use the same locations. this will overwrite the originals instead of
> installing a second copy (which causes issues generally). run
> configure with the --help option for more info.
> basically, we want to overwrite the scanimage and sane-find-scanner
> programs, (probably in /usr/bin), the saned daemon program (probably
> in /usr/sbin) as well as libsane.so.* and the sane/libsane-* libraries
> (probably in /usr/lib). we also want to overwrite /etc/sane.d
>  probably something like:
> ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var
>  I am using 32  bit ubuntu.
>  The string above does not work for me at the moment. I think because I do
> not know where to place it.
>  I have put the sane source code as updated by Rene's coding in
>  /home/robin/download/Sane Backends/sane-backends-1.0.18
> Assuming that the installed versions of sane backends are as stated above by
> you. Opening terminal which folder should I cd to run your configure string
> above?

it is a command, which you must run while you are in the
sane-backends-1.0.18 dir, except that it should have only had one dot
before /confgure, i think i mis-typed it before. you might find 'cd' a
little difficult to use since you put a space in one of the dir names.
you might want to rename that. its a unix-ism you'll get used to...


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