[sane-devel] scanbd ... next steps / questions ...

Dr.-Ing. Dieter Jurzitza dieter.jurzitza at t-online.de
Sat Apr 22 17:02:57 UTC 2017

Dear listmembers,
probably these questions have readily been asked over and over again, then my 

1.) /etc/scanbd/scripts
which scripts does this refer to? There are some scripts in /etc/scanbd, those 
like "scanadf.script" and "test.script" (I am using a spec - file for opensuse 
some other person had had generated)? If I look into /etc/scanbd/scanbd.conf 
they ought to reside within /etc/scanbd/scripts, is that correct? Is there a 
configure - option that would print out all directories in use (or, even 
better, put this summarizing into config.log like several other packages do / 
emacs is a nice example in this regard ...)?
2.) /usr/lib64/scanbd/scanbuttond/backends, is this the directory I should 
copy /etc/saned/dll.conf to as well as all the other files from /etc/saned 
that are uncommented within *this* dll.conf (except net.conf) in contrast to 
/etc/saned/dll.conf that ought to contain no reference but "net"? Is this what 
is menat with "backends"?
3.) SCANBD_DEVICE could be /dev/scanner (if I have such a device?)
4.) SCANBD_ACTION - I do not really understand what is about this.

>From within the "README.txt in the source-directory I did not really 
understand what is meant with the variables - would it be too much to simply 
ask for an example that would shed some light on the do's and don'ts of the 
configuration if the "regular" scanner would be say "hp" and the corresponding 
device would be "/dev/scanner"?

I am trying to set up a spec - file for a rpm - package, but as of now there 
is too much understanding missing on my side to get that tracked down in such 
a way that I can be satisfied with the results ....

Thank you very much,

Dieter Jurzitza
Dr.-Ing. Dieter Jurzitza                    76131 Karlsruhe

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