[sane-devel] Scanner Search Engine do not work due to missing driver.pl

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sat Aug 18 10:10:40 BST 2018

Hi Yuri,

Yuri Chornoivan writes:

> Hi,
> Since the time when Debian Alioth was closed, Scanner Search Engine does not
> work on this page:
> http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html

Thanks for letting us know.

> Can it be fixed or removed to avoid confusion (e.g. wrong link in the Skanlite
> documentation)?

It cannot be fixed easily because the website hosting on GitLab only
supports static sites.  That is, CGI scripts like driver.pl do not
work.  In order to provide the similar functionality one would have to
provide the whole list of supported scanners and some JavaScript that
knows how to search that list.

I have removed the reference to the Scanner Search Engine on the page
you mentioned.  A quick `git grep alioth\\.debian` turned up quite a
list of files that still may need some fixing up :-(

Guess I should get started on https://gitlab.com/sane-project/ops/issues/17

Hope this helps,
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