[sane-devel] Need help with Canon scanner

Rolf Bensch rolf at bensch-online.de
Thu Aug 20 20:11:06 UTC 2015

Hi Allan,

Sorry for my missunderstanding instrunction.

Please install latest Sane backend from git (it's the ongoing
development version) as described under "Step by step install on Linux
2.6.* and 3.*, both with udev" in README.linux. Here's the direct link:
http://www.sane-project.org/README.linux .


Am 20.08.2015 um 16:23 schrieb Alan McConnell:
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 10:47:55PM +0200, Rolf Bensch wrote:
>> Hi Alan,
>> The libsane version from Debian doesn't support your scanner.
>       There seems to be a consensus that I must upgrade to
>       libsane 1.0.24.  So I have downloaded
>       	      libsane_1.0.24-8_i386.deb
>       and run  dpkg -i  libsane_1.0.24-8_i386.deb.
>       But this gives me error messages, letting me know that
>       the install was not successful.
>       So, alas, I need further assistance.  Is there a way
>       of removing _all_ sane stuff from my computer and
>       then downloading from sane-project.org a bunch of the
>       latest packages?  This seems cumbersome, but what I
>       am doing is not successful.
>> You need to install Sane Development Version from git as described in
>> README.linux (http://www.sane-project.org/docs.html).
>   	I am guessing that SANE Standard Version 2.0(development)
> 	is what is being referred to here.  But when I click on this
> 	I am told that this is currently under development.
> 	I apologize for what must seem like stupidity.  But sinee
> 	there are front-ends, back-ends, tools, etc for a person
> 	to cope with, perhaps I may be pardoned, and helped
> 	further.
> Alan

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