[sane-devel] /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lsane HELP Please

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 13:09:22 UTC 2009

ld looks in all the standard library paths for libsane.so, generally
finding it in /usr/lib/libsane.so

Does that file exist on your machine? If not, then I would re-install
the sane-backends, sane-backends-libs, and sane-backends-devel rpms
that came with your distro.


On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 5:37 AM, rohit bal <rohitsharma36 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> When I am compiling sane application I get the error
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lsane
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> Please let me know what is missing I have checked LD is present in /usr/bin/
> then why this error message is blocking my application.
> Thanks,
> Rohit
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