[sane-devel] Weird behavior in exagear.

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Fri Jan 12 10:04:45 UTC 2018

Hi Jeff,

Jeff Sadowski writes:

> Progress. I am now able to scan jpeg files :-)


> it is odd that -V reports as so
> root at raspberrypi:~/sane/sane-backends:x86$ scanimage -V
> scanimage (sane-backends) 1.0.27git; backend version 1.0.24
> Is this something I should be worried about?
> Where would it be getting 1.0.24

This is not something to be worried about.  All backends have their own
version, independent of the sane-backends version.  The epson2 backend
for example is at 1.0.124!

The scanimage utility gets it version directly from sane-backends, hence
1.0.27git for a development version after 1.0.27.

Some backends, and probably third party ones in particular, use the
version of the sane-backend's release that they were built against.

Hope this clarifies,
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