[sane-devel] improve scanbd for Debian

Wilhelm wilhelm.meier at fh-kl.de
Fri Dec 12 05:58:04 UTC 2014

Am 12.12.2014 um 03:27 schrieb Rolf Leggewie:
> On 12.12.2014 05:07, Wilhelm wrote:
>> I must admit, actually I have no idea whar ist going wrong here. I see
>> that the scanner and all options are recognized as in the
>> call-from-shell case.
> Wilhelm, thank you for having a look.  I must admit that the logs were
> gotten a few weeks ago.  It is quite possible that my memory of what I
> was doing at what point in time was faulty.  My apologies about that. I
> am only starting to learn how to decipher the logs on my own (totally
> impossible feat at log level 7, hahaha).
> Given that you were unable to see any difference I started a re-run and
> inserted some markers into syslog with the logger command to make sure I
> will be able to gather what happened when this time.  From what I
> understand now, it seems that the scanner is indeed NOT recognized.  How
> can that come about, especially given that on a call from the
> command-line things work just fine with the same configuration?

Be sure that scanbd uses the correct location of libsane config files
(see ReadMe). In most cases this will be a seperate directory (e.g.
/etc/scanbd) where all configs and dll.conf are. This dll.conf must not
contain the net-backend.

On the other hand the standard libsane config location (/etc/sane) has
to contain a dll.conf with only the net backend.

I changed trunk to include an additional debug output to log the env-var
SANE_CONFIG_DIR. Please check the startup-script if the right dir ist
set ...

> FTR, I started scandbd from the command-line, waited a few seconds and
> then pressed each button once.  This seems to have been successful.  In
> the case of init, I started the program via the services command,
> realized the scanner was NOT recognized, unplugged and replugged it and
> then pressed all buttons (even though apparently the scanner had not
> been recognized).
> Regards
> Rolf

w.meier at unix.net

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