[sane-devel] Raspbian Jessie - scanbd scripting issue

RainerF rpfischer at freenet.de
Mon Mar 30 10:17:38 UTC 2015

I tried to configure scanbd for an EPSON Perfection 1670 on a Raspbian Jessie
system. First I installed scanbd form the Raspbian package repository, but
this version seems to be compiled for sane backends support only, which
don't recognise button pressed events on my scanner. Then I compiled scanbd
from  source
with the old scanbutton backends support. That's working, but there are two
1) only two buttons invoke script execution
The scanner has four buttons, but currently scripts are only executed for
button 2 (copy) and button 3(email). I would like to use at least the scan
button (= button 4) as well. Within the syslog I can seethat also for button
1 and button 4 there is a reaction, just no script will be executed. In
scanbd.confI noticed two kind of checks for button pressed event handling,
one, where a string change is evaluated, the other, where an integer value

Might this be misconfigured?
How can I check, which string has been send from the scanbuttond backend?

Remark: the button numbering seems to be in reverse order, for button 3 is
labeled with a printer icon, button 2 with a letter icon.   
2) scanimage reports 'no scan device'
    When I executeI always get the information that no scan device was
found. I would have expected something likewhich was the output, when scanbd
was installed from the Raspbian package repository. I thought, scanimage
would request a scan via sane port 6566, observed by scanbm, which would
then forward the request to the 'real' saned.
Am I wrong with this assumption?

I attached my configuration and a part of the syslog file.

Thanks in advance for any kind of assistance,which might help to solve the
above mentined issues.

Cheers, Rainer.

configuration files
/usr/local/etc/scanbd/scanbd.conf (only changes from default):
sudo cp scanbd_dbus.conf /etc/dbus-1/system.d/
	this file is copied "as is" from the integration folder
sudo nano /lib/systemd/system/scanbd.service (only changes from default):
syslog (excerpt):

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