[sane-devel] can't make my scanner work

João Teodósio theos at sapo.pt
Sun Aug 12 15:31:36 BST 2018

Dear Olaf,

I followed your instructions and I have the scanner working now after  
some says of total despair! THANK YOU so much, you really made my day!  
I wish you all the best!

My regards from Portugal.

Joao Teodosio
Citando Olaf Meeuwissen <paddy-hack at member.fsf.org>:

> Hi João,
> João Teodósio writes:
>> Hello!
>> I recently upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 and my Brother DCP-150C scanner
>> isn't working. I have sane-utils installed and I did all the
>> procedures as stated here:
>> https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/15
> I took a quick look at those instructions.  They include this
> sudo ln -sf /usr/lib64/libbrscandec*.so* /usr/lib
> sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/sane
> sudo ln -sf /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother*.so* /usr/lib/sane
> but it looks like Ubuntu has dropped /usr/lib/ and nowadays only looks
> for libraries in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/.  See
> https://alioth-lists.debian.net/pipermail/sane-devel/2018-July/036265.html
> You can clean up the result of the instructions above with
> sudo rm /usr/lib/sane/libsane-brother*.so*
> sudo rmdir /usr/lib/sane
> sudo rm /usr/lib/libbrscandec*.so*
> and instead use
> sudo ln -sf /usr/lib64/libbrscandec*.so* /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
> sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane
> sudo ln -sf /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-brother*.so*  
> /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/sane
> This is all untested but I think this will fix things for you.
> Hope this helps,
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