[sane-devel] Sane files locations

Gleb Baryshev gleb.baryshev at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 19:10:49 UTC 2009

Re: [sane-devel] Unsupported device: Canon MF4018

Chris Bagwell wrote:
 > FYI: There was a three day window (around Feb. 17th) that CVS code
 > wouldn't look for config files in correct location.  I think that
 > explains your need to cd.  Current CVS is fixed in this area.
 > Also, there was a 1 or 2 week window at beginning of Feb. where CVS set
 > version number of sane as libsane-0.1.0; which looked "older" then the
 > libsane-1.0.0 that your distribution would have installed.  So in
 > certain cases, xsane or scanimage may have perfered your truely older
 > sane-1.0.xx version.
 > You may wish to do "ldd /path/to/scanimage" and "ldd /path/to/xsane" to
 > make sure your not having some rpath issues where its forced to only use
 > old or wrong sane shared libraries.

Nicolas Martin wrote:
> Normally, you can install Sane in the /usr/local, as long as lib
> directories are correctly set in /etc/ld.so.conf and
> in /etc/ld.so.conf.d/*
> In this case, uninstalling first the Sane package coming with your Linux
> distribution in /usr/lib is important, as ldconfig checks first /usr/lib
> to look for libraries. Otherwise, you can also compile Sane CVS with the
> --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc configure options, so that libs and
> binaries will go in /usr/lib and /usr/bin, not messing up with 2 Sane
> installations.
> Also, to run scanimage in /usr/local/bin from anywhere, did you check
> your $PATH variable, to contain /usr/local/bin ?

Thank you for information. I tried ldd, but it didn't help scanimage.
There is line '/usr/local/lib' in my /etc/ld.so.conf (and in Slackware 
there is no /etc/ld.so.conf.d). And the old version of Sane is 
completely removed.
My $PATH variable contains /usr/local/bin (scanimage *runs* from 
anywhere, but *can't find the scanner* from anywhere).
If I have time, I will try a fresh snapshot of Sane and report result to 
the list.


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