[sane-devel] Canoscan 8800F]

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Tue May 18 22:21:37 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 6:10 PM, Gernot Hassenpflug
<aikishugyo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 2:25 AM, Kurt Rosenfeld
> <hardware at ee.ccny.cuny.edu> wrote:
>> Here is some good news.  I tried Backends 1.0.21 on a FreeBSD 9
>> machine and it works.  Here is the stderr output:
> Well, interesting. Of course you need 1.0.21, since the scanner was
> not supported in 1.0.20. However, it surprised me that the pixma
> driver recognized the scanner since 1.0.20 would not have registered
> the 8800F at all.
>> http://acm.poly.edu/~kurt/scanimage_freebsd_all255.txt
>> This is the first time I tried it on a FreeBSD 9 machine.
>> I tried it before on another older FreeBSD 7 machine and it
>> seemed to fail in the same way as I have been seeing with
>> Linux.  In both cases a little bit of dirty stuff was needed
>> to get it to compile since the current version of SANE Backends
>> in the FreeBSD ports tree is 1.0.20, which does not support the
>> Canon 8800F.  The maintainer of the port recently submitted a
>> patch (awaiting commit) that, among other things, updates the
>> port to use 1.0.21.  Today I manually applied that patch to my
>> ports tree and built sane-backends on the FreeBSD 9 box here in
>> the lab.  What next?  -kurt
> You could install 1.0.21 from source?

Thats what he did :)

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