[sane-devel] Description file, Epson, and wildcards

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 15:07:58 UTC 2010

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 9:59 AM, Chris Bagwell <chris at cnpbagwell.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 11:36 PM, Olaf Meeuwissen
> <olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp> wrote:
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>> Chris Bagwell wrote:
>>> On Fedora, it seems its a common problem that hal or udev gets the
>>> permissions for scsi Epson scanners wrong and users can only scan as
>>> root.  They generically fix permissions for scsi "scanner" class but
>>> not "processor".  Their work around is to edit entry for specific
>>> scanner in the epson2.desc file and a line as follows each time a user
>>> reports a problem:
>>> :scsi "ESPON" "Exact Model Name Reported" "processor"
>> The 2010-03-01 git snapshot has
>>  $  grep :scsi doc/descriptions*/ep*.desc
>>  doc/descriptions/epson.desc::scsi "EPSON" "SCANNER GT-7000" "processor"
>>  doc/descriptions/epson.desc::scsi "EPSON" "Perfection1200" "processor"
>>  doc/descriptions/epson.desc::scsi "EPSON" "Perfection636" "processor"
>>  doc/descriptions/epson.desc::scsi "EPSON" "Perfection1200" "processor"
>> already.  Are you talking about other models?
> Yes, they have a patch for "Expression800" in addition.  My assumption
> is it would be an issue with any SCSI-only EPSON scanner?  Or is there
> a small subset of names all models use?
>>> Mostly, the epson2.desc values are driven by epkowa developers from
>>> their epkowa.desc.  Would it be possible for epkowa developers to
>>> provide a ":scsi" line for all SCSI devices?
>> Yes.  No promises on a release time line but we could send a diff to the
>> list and ask someone with the necessary privileges to commit.
> My understanding is that epson2.desc updates are automated based on
> epkowa.desc updates.  So if you could send this updated file to list
> when its ready, I can submit it.  That would be great!  Its brute
> force fix but it will work nicely.

Take care. Epkowa and epson2 do not support all the same scanners. I'm
not sure how Alessandro maintains the list now.

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